Once upon a time there was a young girl who came from a very musical family. The family took such pride in their gift of song, and this little one also showed great promise. They decided that something grand should be done.
They purchased a beautiful, expensive instrument for her to play, and placed it prominently in their home. This purchase meant that the girl would grow to become an accomplished musician. The piano would be a sign of elegance, refinement, prosperity, and it would be passed on to future generations so that they, too, could carry on the family tradition.
But here's the problem:
THAT WAS JUST A STORY I BELIEVED WAS TRUE.
A couple of years ago, I looked across the room at the baby grand piano that I’ve had in my home all my adult life and the better part of my childhood, and saw the truth of it for the first time: The piano was clutter.
Despite its presence in my life, that piano never made me refined or elegant, and it never got me on stage at Carnegie Hall ... THANK GOD. The values and story behind its presence in my life were not mine. My life and the story I want to tell with my days were about belting out gospel and blues tunes in the kitchen, while my husband played the guitar.
When this moment of clarity hit me, suddenly I realized that allowing a piano to inhabit up 30-square-feet of my home with all that wood and ivory was ridiculous.
I decided it was time to call the piano movers.
In its place is now an empty corner that is full of possibilities.
What story does your stuff tell about you? And most importantly, is it true??
Holding on to things that are just holding you back makes it much harder to tell the true story of you.
Today, I encourage you to release the stuff in your life that does nothing more than clutter your space. If you don’t love it, or if you don’t use it, let it go.
Open up a space for possibility in your home.