If you ever watch the staging or interior re-design shows on HGTV, the designers always suggest “shopping your home” for accessories or furniture to move from one room to create a whole new look or feeling in another room of your home. What they seem to be suggesting is that you don’t have to go shopping beyond the confines of your house for what you need—it was always there.
During this holiday season, The Wizard of Oz was featured quite frequently on a variety of channels. Having grown up watching this fairytale of an incredible journey, I absorbed it in a different frame of mind having just turned, ah-hem, 40, this past September. It wasn’t until the end of the movie did I think about the way Dorothy woke up after her dream and she said that if she is ever looking for her heart’s desire all she has to do is look at home.
As we approach a new year and an opportunity for that fresh start, look no further than inside yourself to keep a resolution, start a new habit, break an old one, be a better person, achieve new business goals, find a job, etc. In other words…shop your soul because what you need to satisfy the journey to your heart’s desire has always been within yourself. So look no further because “there’s no place like home.”
Cheers to a safe, healthy, prosperous and joyous 2011!