The Piano Split

Greetings Greatness Personified,

This is a picture of me with my friend, the piano. The reason this piano is in my home in Phoenix, and not in Connecticut, where it used to belong, is thanks to a split.

A split of a marriage. A split of property. A split up.

To me, this piano is a great example of contrasting circumstances bringing something great—a blessing “in disguise” if you will.

A few years ago my parents decided to end their marriage. My father moved half of their belongings to California. Since the truck had to stop in Phoenix along the way, he asked me if I wanted my piano (as well as a few other things). Why yes!

Now they are happier with different partners, and I have this beautiful cherrywood piano to play in my home.

When we see things as "sad" we are taking score of the game too soon. A quote I have been thinking of a lot today is:

"... there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so" ~Shakespeare (Hamlet)

If something things awful. Wait. Reframe it. Find the lesson or the good in it. Feel better about it. Relax and know that everything is always working out for you. 

Sirgun Kaur

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