Minimalism creates opportunity

In my last round of cleaning things out, one of the things I decided to get rid of was the bedroom television.  For one thing, it had a set-top box that cost us monthly.  For another, we only watched it twice a year--when one of us was sick.

In donating the television, I was left with a decision on what to do with the cabinet.  The lower half is useful storage for me and as a piece of furniture, it balances the room.

Several years ago when John's Aunt Willa died, she left me her prized Japanese doll.  Though precious to me, I was never really sure what to do with it since it doesn't fit my decor. For years it simply sat on top of this cabinet parked in the corner. An awkward add-on.

Letting go of the television allowed Willa's doll to move into the place the television had occupied.  It now looks featured in the room.  I love it that its position honors her. It now looks special, just like she was special.

Minimalism makes things possible that simply aren't when you are overflowing with stuff.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall