Did you know that your home is a reflection of your life? It’s an expression of who you are and where you are in your life; whether good or not so good.
Did you know that your home is a reflection of your life? It’s an expression of who you are and where you are in your life; whether good or not so good. Home is where we are vulnerable, exposed and completely ourselves. Most of the time our living space (living room, dining room, kitchen) is reasonably tidy, and when it’s not, it’s usually a quick fix with some dusting, sweeping and puffing the cushions before our guests arrive.
We pay more attention to the living area than to any other space in our home, because these spaces are seen; it’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door. Our garage; however, is NOT so tidy or easy to fix up for an unexpected guest. This is the area we pay less attention to because people are not likely go in there; and we surely won’t encourage them to. Garages have been very neglected; it’s become a dumping ground for everything we don’t want to deal with. It’s a place where we keep boxes filled with things that we still need to sort through, and sometimes it’s also a place for our dirty laundry. Much like our homes, we keep our hearts in the same way.
The living area of our heart is the things we allow people to see; the parts that are tidy, pretty and makes a good impression. But we also have garages in our hearts, the dumping ground for all the things we don’t want to show people and things we don’t want to deal with. If we started paying a little more attention to how we keep our garages and start using it for what it was originally designed for, it will change from being our burden, to our benefit. Garages are such a great help to our homes.
It protects our transport from thieves and weather conditions; it stores supplies for our home, and can also be a space for creative outlet. The garage is NOT a dump. So, what’s going on in your garage right now? Do you want to be able to fit your car in again? Do you want to revamp it into an office space? Do you want to use it as a store room filled with things that serve you? Go stand in your garage tonight and imagine what you’d like to do in the space; envision what you want it to look like. Once you have a clear idea of what you want, it will give you direction of what needs to stay and what needs to go. It will help you make the necessary decisions to restore your garage to its original glory. Remember, this goes for your heart-garage as well.