My Old Dorm Room

By Joseph J. Mazzella • July 9, 2013

My old college dorm room was very Spartan by today's standards. It had no computer, no cell phone, and no television. The furniture was two plain desks, two hard desk chairs, and two lumpy bunk beds. The heater never kept the room warm enough in the Winter either. I can still remember sitting and shivering in one of those hard chairs, struggling to read and understand Shakespeare with my half frozen feet buried under my bed blankets.

Still, that tiny room was my home for several years. It was the place where my roommate, friends, and I would gather to talk about the professors we liked, the classes we hated, and what we hoped to do with our lives. It was there we discussed the difficulties in understanding women. Even Shakespeare seemed easier. It was there that we listened to music, missed our families, and helped each other laugh the loneliness away.

Living in that little room for all those years taught me a few things too. It showed me that no matter where you are you can still carry your home in your heart. Even during the hardest times there, the love of God and my family lived within me. That love helped me to do my best in school, to help my friends, and to find joy in each day. I also learned that a big heart beats a big room any day of the week. I found that with love the smallest shack and the humblest hut becomes a home full of happiness, and without love the most magnificent mansion and the costliest castle can feel cold, empty, and alone.

May you always carry your home safely in your heart then. May you always fill each place you live with God-given love, laughter and joy. The price of your place doesn't matter, but the love you share in it is priceless. That love will go on with you from room to room and house to house until you carry it to your eternal home in Heaven.

PREVIOUS STORY NEXT STORY SHARE YOUR STORY

Like us on Facebook!

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

feel good videoSomeone Dissected How Louis CK Tells A Joke And It's Brilliant

feel good storiesSee Why This Beautifully Written Obituary Is Going Viral In Singapore

feel good storiesThis Woman Explains Why She Does NOT Support The Women's March

feel good storiesThis Couple Brought A Homeless Man Home To Their Cabin In The Woods. That Night Changed His Life Forever

feel good stories13 LEGO Pictures That Will Make You Laugh

feel good storiesHomo Sapiens: An Up Close Look At The Beauty And Diversity Of The Human Race

feel good videoSomeone Dissected How Louis CK Tells A Joke And It's Brilliant

feel good videoThis Farmer Dancing In His Barn To Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Is Exactly What You Need Right Now

feel good videoHis Daughter's On The Floor Having A Meltdown. Now Watch The Dog's Response

feel good videoThe Touching Moment Ed Sheeran Realizes He's Talking To His Childhood Best Friend

feel good videoBlind Husband Loses It When He Sees His Wife And Baby For The First Time

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!