I'm currently reading "Crafting a Meaningful Home" by Meg Mateo Ilasco and this excerpt is taken off from the Introduction.
" A home is many things: a place of security to protect us from the elements, a place of comfort and celebration, a place for entertaining when company drops in. A home can also be an instrument for telling stories, holding memories, and sharing history and culture. The way we decorate our homes gives clues to others about who we are. As we fill them with objects that are meaningful to us, they become domestic scrapbooks that evolve over time as our lives progress."