I have figured out a feeling, that has haunted me for a longtime. It is this disorder that I didn’t know I had which manifests itself into a compulsion and it has affected me for my entire life.  Nostomania (Nos-tuh-mey-nee-uh): intense homesickness; an irresistible compulsion to return home, Nostomania.

You might be wondering how a person can be homesick and have intense feelings about returning home, when they haven’t left home?

Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014, after much research, I figure it out the cause of my feelings and symptoms of Nostomania.  Bricks, mortar, grass, snow, a garage and a bed makes the house. To tell you the truth I can’t tell a hammer from a wrench and my old house is falling apart. I fix 2 things and 4 more things break down or a fix 2 things and I have to call a contractor because what I fixed has made the problem even worse. Frankly this house does nothing to cause symptoms of Nostomania.

cartoon familyToday, the answer became clear that my symptoms have nothing to do with the doors, walls or the roof of the house, it was all about the people who filled my home. My Nostomania  symptoms worsen when my home is absent of good people, good food and holiday cheer.  Easily discerned, the people who fill your house make it your home. My intense fillings had nothing to do with being at home and everything to with being in my home filled with those I love the most in my life.

Congratulations I thought to myself, I have found the cure for Nostomania. Cook good food, open a few bottles of wine, bring out the bar dice and invite as many friends and family as you can fit into your house and it will becomes your home. Laugh, reminisce, plan other times to be together all help you recover.  Black label warning states: “Every persons treatment response to  Nostomania, may vary based on the individual.

At the end of the day today with my home filled with those I love. My dishes are done, floors are washed, food is packed away and my Nostomania is cured.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I am most grateful to the individuals that share in my life.

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