My older sister gifted me with this adorable duster. i still have not used it because it is just so cute. 😀 unsurprisingly, this is not the first time i have found myself in this predicament. .
actually, there has been many times when i have not used something because it was “just too pretty” and it has sat on the shelf untouched. it happened with my wedding gift, a dinner set that i was not using. i still remember when my mindset was changed after i shared with my mother in law how i was “saving it for a special occasion.” she made me realize something profound: it seemed that i was not treating every day as a special occasion. i spent a long time thinking about my approach. wasn’t every day special enough? why was i waiting for an out-of-an-ordinary event to happen to appreciate the beauty of something. is it really loved if it sits hiding behind a glass door? .
that conversation greatly impacted the way i view things now and my approach to minimalism. i use things and wear things regardless of the situation or the price tag. i love everything i have, allowing it to bring me joy and add a little sparkle to my every day. however, evidently, my old habits creep in from time to time. it’s time to confront that today. .
yes, it means that this cute little duster is getting its first use, inshaallah. and i am going to smile and enjoy it’s cuteness throughout the process. .