Be gone ugly tile!
(OR How taking decisive direct action brings joy)
When I bought my home, I inherited a blue tile decorated with an apple, wedged in the kitchen window frame. I didnt like it. And despite carefully using a screwdriver to pry it from its place, without breaking the window glass, it remained stuck fast.
Five years on, generations of spiders snack on unlucky flies that ventured behind the glazed clay. The tacky red apple silently mocking me – taking up a section of my view into the garden and clashing with my kitchen decor.
Today, I had enough. I took the meat tenderising hammer from the drawer (inheritied that from my Mum) and swung at the tile. Whack! Three broken pieces sagged in the dust, spider web and uneaten insect pieces. I binned it. Be gone ugly tile!
What a relief! I had tolerated that object in my life for too long. All I needed to do is take decisive direct action. Now, as I walk into the kitchen a part of me sings with joy – crazy huh? It’s beautiful – that newly created uncluttered space is now my favorite spot in the the entire house (for now).
Our lives are filled with stuff and situations we never intended, never wanted and never chose for ourselves. As time goes on we become blind to how it impinges on our space and wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
What is taking up space in your life? At home, at work? What have you been tolerating? What decisive direct action would help you get rid of it?
(Not recommending taking a hammer to anything – but it did feel great!)
Love to hear your thoughts – send me a quick email : What’s one thing you have been tolerating and what are you going to do?