I’m making room first appeared over at Sonia Rumzi’s blog.
I’m Making Room
When we were renovating our apartment in Mumbai, we had the freedom to play around with the space in the way we wanted. We received suggestions to expand our sitting room in to a much bigger space. The idea was that we could then accommodate a lot more people when we entertained. However, the fact is that we don’t entertain much – never a large group of people any way, so we saw no use for a larger sitting room.
What did we do with the space instead? We used it to make a large study with lots of shelves for our books – that we have collected separately over the years and many that we have acquired as a couple. Books are something that both of us prize and we were prepared to make space for them.
As I thought about this, I realized how this could be a metaphor for life. If you prize something very much you will make room for it in your life. You will be willing to let go of something else in order to accommodate what you value. If you value someone, you will make sure that you spend time with them. If you value your health, you will make sure you exercise and eat healthy. And so on.If you prize something very much you will make room for it in your life. You will be willing to let go of something else in order to accommodate what you value. If you value someone, you will make sure that you spend time with themClick To Tweet
What is it that you value and need to make more room for in your life?
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Yes, we always make room for what we value.
Beautiful. For me, its books and has to be my plants. These are the two things I would love to make a lot of space for and thankfully I have.
Ah! This is beautiful. You know how much I can relate to your post, Corinne. I’m trying to make room for my passion, including writing and cooking. Hopefully, you’ll get to see more of me in the coming months after a long blogging hiatus 🙂
Yes, we do make room for those and what we value the most. How very true! I should reflect on this and start making some changes to accommodate the things I value the most in my life before I start having regrets! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, Corinne!
Unfortunately my case is one where the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I just don’t seem to be getting a handle on things no matter how hard I try. I know this is a poor excuse considering what you have just written but how do I make room for more books, more clothes that I love, more food, more exercise that I need and more time to enjoy life and do things properly? it is far less tedious to pare down and need less rather than make space for more.
Very true, we do make a place for the things we love and time for the ones we love.
Yes, we should make space for things we love and for people, we care for. Life is short and there is no scope for wasting it.
While I agree with you that we make room for those and what we value unfortunately I’m just not able to do it. I’m waiting for the day really when I can do things the way I want. But perhaps by then I will be so used to this higgeldy piggeldy mess of my life that cleaning up with be boring.
So simple,yet so true. We mentally make priorities for everything and ensure we make time for those on the top.
It’s all about prioritising, what’s important for us. For me I guess it is my writing, which has taken a bit of a back burner. But I’m hoping to make time for it and return soon. And my family. I always prioritise my family commitments or time spent with them, over anything else.
Next on my priority list has to be getting back to a regular reading schedule.
Another gem of a post Corinne. Thank you.
I wish I could make more room for travel in my life…. Solo travel!!