RANDOM THOUGHTS ON CARRYING BAGGAGE:
Yesterday I finally got around to putting away all of the luggage we used while in Europe. Yep, that’s a week and a day since we’ve been back. Admittedly, even though I don’t sit still for very long, I really do move slow at times, especially when it comes time to doing simple things like unpacking clothes, doing laundry, 👕👖and storing suitcases.
Staring at that baggage reminds me of all of the emotional “baggage” you and I carry around too.
Bitterness, past hurts, jealousy, guilt, feelings of unworthiness, anger, fear, shame, unmet expectations are just a few of the things we can lug around with us. 😡😥☹️ Often times we shift these things from one arm to the next instead of simply putting them down or, better yet, putting them away.
While you won’t get a crick in your neck or cramps in your hands from hauling around this kind of baggage, you will waste precious minutes ⏱ of your life carrying heavy loads you’re not meant to.
Oddly enough, we can become so used to carrying this extra weight #oldhabitsdiehard
that we don’t realize how much more we could see and do if we were carrying a lighter load. ⚖️ And just like lugging a roller bag that's missing one wheel or hauling a shoulder bag that’s missing a strap through the airport, emotional baggage can really, really slow us down. 🐌
Here’s the deal...maybe the problem isn’t that you and I have baggage—everyone has baggage—but that it has come to define us. Everyone has pain. It’s part of what makes us who we are. What defines us, however, is how we handle it. 🙋🏼♀️ So, by making a conscious decision to let go, we open ourselves to experience life in a richer, deeper, more meaningful way.
Decide right now (it’s often just a quick and final decision of putting your proverbial foot down and saying “no more”) that you will no longer drag around your luggage #emotionalbaggagebegone
...you will no longer shift it from hand to hand...and you will no longer store it in an overhead compartment either! 🚫
It’s time for you and I to check our baggage at the door once and for all and LIVE!
Just sayin’. 🤷🏼♀️ #freedom #letgoandlive #release #todayisyourindependenceday