Hello everyone, welcome to Thursday.
It may seem premature to be thinking about the new year, but 2019 is only a few weeks away.
So, it is time NOW to consider the emotional baggage you are carrying and what you want to burden you next year.What is emotional baggage?
“the feelings you have about your past and the things that have happened to you, which often have a negative effect on your behavior and attitudes” Collins Dictionary
The “things” that happened may have been as serious as childhood trauma or as intermediate as someone passing gossip around the office about you.
Humans cannot go back in time, so whatever happened to you, be it twenty years ago or two hours ago, are over, done, kaput.
Why not choose to leave as much of your baggage in 2018 as is humanly possible and move on?
I realize some “things” must be dealt with and cannot nor should not be ignored. However, sometimes choosing to live on and leave what harmed us behind is the best revenge we can have on those who harmed us.
You have a right to grieve over past hurts, but there must come a time to leave those “things” behind and live. You deserve to be happy, and too many times we aren’t being held back by what others have done to us, but by what we do to ourselves.
A bird who has lived in a cage for too long will choose to remain inside and not fly away even when the door is open. We too can inhabit cages of our own making and choose to remain in our misery even though escape is right before us.
We must choose to leave, we must choose to be happy, we must choose to drop the baggage.
Think on this piece of wisdom for today and consider you baggage before January 1, 2019 arrives.