Tonight at my youngest (#2) daughter’s house we celebrated the birthday of her great-aunt who amazingly is just turning a paltry 39 years old! As number one daughter and I challenged number one son and her significant other to a game of pool (it was quite comical actually, especially since mass quantities of wine were consumed) my daughter and I somehow got on the subject of objects and pictures in our respective houses. You see, daughter number two has pictures throughout her house. Lot’s and lot’s of pictures. Every single one of them make me smile. My oldest daughter mentioned a picture she had in her house.
I asked her why she had it, knowing one of the persons in the pic made her sad. She shrugged and said, “I don’t know.”
I said, “Get rid of it.”
She looked at me perplexed, and I said to her, “Why have something in your home, your safe place, that every time you look at it makes you angry or sad?” I went on to tell her, “I removed all of those types of pictures from my house years ago. Not just put them away but tossed them. In the trash!” I went on to explain, “My friend Nyree who is a feng shui expert says not to have those things that remind you of unpleasant things or unpleasant people around you. Whether pictures, objects d’art, or memorabilia.”
It makes perfect sense to me.
When I designed my office I picked specific colors for my walls and my furniture. Colors and textures that gave me pleasure. I had already cleared my house of anything and everything that gave me displeasure. To the point of disposing of things of monetary value. I just didn’t want them in my house. Every single time I looked at them I either felt anger, sadness or discontent. What was the point of keeping them?
Think about it. If someone you despise gave you a picture or some type of household item or piece of art, what do you think every time you look at it? What is the point of feeling pissed off or maudlin?
GET RID OF IT!!!! Replace it with something that makes you smile.
Now, I want you to take a look around your house and pick one thing that every time you look at it makes you cringe. It could be a pic of the MIL you detest, or the ex-best friend’s water color that is worth a couple of thousand bucks. It could be a picture of your deceased father who you never got along with or it could be framed rejection letters that remind you each time you look at them you have been rejected! It could be a sculpture the love of your life who dumped you, gave to you as a parting gift.
GET RID OF IT!!!
Then, I want you to tell us what you tossed and if you are really brave, why. Bwahahahahah!