We’ve all heard the advice about letting go of your baggage. The underlying thought is that once you let it go, it’s gone for good.
That’s true in the sense that we’ve let go of the things that were in it—made our peace with everything and have emptied our bag of it all.
But soon we find the bag has filled up.
Yikes! What’s up with that?!
Once again we’re dragging it around. It’s pulling at us, slowing us down, and perhaps even preventing us from flying because it doesn’t fit in the overhead bin or under the seat ahead of ours.
Guard your bag and make sure you’re aware of—and have approved—what’s going in there!!
Your homework today is to check your bag. Take a look at what resentments, hurts, disappointments, frustrations, sadness, unresolved issues, and other stuff that you’ve collected already this year.
Do what you have to do to make your peace with it, then let it go. Get it out of your bag—just dump it out!
Then promise yourself that you will be very, very careful of what’s going into your bag. As we talked about in yesterday’s post about overburdening ourselves with Good Stuff (click here to be taken to the post), fill your bag with gratefulness, things that make you happy, things that uplift you, things that make you so glad to be alive.
Guard your bag!
Remember to congratulate yourself for the good stuff that was also in your bag. Good for you! Celebrate this!
Celebrate you! You can do it—I’m right there with you celebrating you, too! WooHoo!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,