A door is a filter between you and the outside world.

 

Probably the most direct and exciting exchange we have with our dwellings is with its doors. Closed doors become our personal sentinels, guarding our homes and lives. Everyone has realized – upon shutting the door – the sensation of being safe at home. 

Doors communicate either privacy or invitation – formality or hospitality. For most of us, the back door is our true portal and no one except delivery companies come around to the front.

 So the next time the doorbell rings and that familiar vibration interrupts your personal space, greet the person on the other side with a smile. If it’s a blast of winter air or a relationship on ice, warm up the person standing on the other side of the threshold.

For all seasons of your life, the best place on earth should be right inside your front door.

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