The effect of a fire in a home is truly heartwarming

The effect of a fire in a home is truly heartwarming. It gives the space where the unit is located character, emotion, and a sense of life. A fireplace provides warmth not only physically but also psychologically. When a fire is lit, it makes a house feel like a home.

When I sit in front of a fire, I am mesmerised by the patterns of the flames. Having this in my home makes me no longer feel tense but relaxed, while all the stress from the day goes away. There is an unexplainable sense of gratitude when spending time with family and friends around a fire. A fire provides much cosiness and zen, both of which we all require in our lives. 

By Maya Musgrove (age 13)
Wignell’s Granddaughter