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let there be an empty shelf
March 18th, 2013     |    Life

 

LetThereBeAnEmptyShelf

Let there be… an empty shelf.

Which leaves room for that future special someone.

 

Let there be… a day without orders.

Which leaves room to develop next season’s new collection.

 

Let there be… a night without plans.

Which leaves room for a bubble bath and a glass of something delicious.

 

Let there be… openness in your life.

It provides the space for new things to come.

 

 

Update: I was just told that this idea is mentioned in The Happiness Project. I didn’t know that when I wrote it, but very cool! 

 

  • Kate

    Happiness Project? Yes!! I’m so excited to pick which shelf of mine is empty in my new apartment!!

  • Jess Lively

    Oh! Is that in the book? I haven’t read it all the way through (I confess I own it but never got past the very beginning).

  • I loved this idea when I read The Happiness Project! Your additions speak volumes! Danielle LaPorte wrote something similar that really stuck with me about an ugly chair: http://binduwiles.com/the-law-of-the-ugly-chair-guest-post-by-danielle-laporte/

    I recently used the idea of space to build my business by letting go of some tutoring students to make room for clients to come in.

  • Kristen @ KV Confessions

    What a beautiful reminder!

  • great words!

  • I love love this concept, and your examples are spot on. Thinking of the new things to come is always so thrilling, and having a visual for it is even better!

  • Maureen

    love this so much I retweeted it!
    Right now I’m finally working at an institution I about which I am passionate, but I’m not quite making ends meet. I’m going to try leaving a little open space and see what comes along!

  • Laughing Abi

    Let there be a minute without noise. Which leaves room for your own thoughts. (From the parent of a busy teenager.)

  • Jess Lively

    Nice!

  • Jess Lively

    Wonderful! Best wishes on the newness in your life!

  • Jess Lively

    : )

  • Jess Lively

    Very nice! Great minds. ; )

    And I’m glad you enjoyed the email!

  • Jess Lively

    : ) I think it’s similar to others out there too. I think I found it from a book about organizing and decluttering years ago but think it is really about much more than just “stuff.”

  • Jess Lively

    Oh yeah! I remember that post, too. : )

    Love your own use of the concept in your business, too!

  • Let there be an empty pocket in my purse! My life is stuffed with so many things, and my purse could use a breather. Maybe that space will invite more money into my purse? Or more receipts from fun places I visit?

    PS, The Happiness Project is one of my favorite books.

  • Virginia

    I loved this. (and needed to read it!) Thank you so much for sharing!
    http://www.littleladyinthebigapple.blogspot.com

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