Have you ever held on to something because it was a gift, or a family heirloom, or it worked for what you needed so you kept it even though you didn't like it and it reminded you of bad memories? 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 I know I have! The guilt connected with those items or the bad memories you have when you look at that item are NOT worth you keeping the thing.
Can I confess something?
I kept a coffee mug for... 6 years from a former friend because I loved the size of it! It was nice and big - just how I like 'em - no dainty mugs around here!
But did you catch that 'former' part? Yeah, unfortunately we ended our friendship in some not so great, foggy, no closure kind of ways.
Sometimes that happens, and it's sad, but it's also probably for the best for both of you.
That being said, do you think it was healthy to have those kind of reminders every time I used that mug?! NO WAY!
I'm proud to report that now, I've let go of that mug and replaced it with one that I LOVE!
Now when I drink my morning tea, I'm reminded of my favorite commercial where Abe Lincoln is accused of cheating at chess from a beaver and he responds, "hellloooooo - HONEST - ABE!?!" 🤣🤣🤣 Gets me every time!
The point is. Don't hold on to things if they make you feel icky - it make take time, hopefully not 6 years like it did for me, and that's OK - but I PROMISE you'll feel so much lighter and happier on the other side!
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