As I write this, I am enjoying some time outdoors. It’s in these quiet, alone moments that I reflect on who I am, where I am, and choices I make. Although I still have so much to learn, I have reached the point I no longer worry. I clung to guilt, stress and pressure like a badge of honor. I tried to control people and things that are uncontrollable. I somehow come to another turning point in my life where I am confident in letting all that go.
It’s not about age, it is about READINESS. I once read that if you hold fast to grudges and drama and hate, you only hurt yourself. That is true. But to let it go is hard. I am choosing to make today the day I let it all that stress go….
I saw a friend who I had not seen in many years. She is going through an incredible loss. It hit home for me that any day can be our last. If today was your last day, are you living it well? Or, are you letting someone hurt you, berate you, belittle you? Are you being a bully TO YOURSELF?
If you are, what can you do right now to cut out toxicity? You will wind up with emptiness before you can start to fill your life with positivity, but if you leave it all in place “as is” right now, you will have no capacity to add love, laughter and caring into your life. If you feel like you are depressed or down, reach out. I will be here to talk. I am not perfect- far from it. BUT I KNOW I AM WORTH IT. YOU ARE WORTH IT. Let’s make the journey to happiness together.
*Stay tuned for more “Time Out” posts….
Beautiful post, Trish. In the whirlpool of life, it’s so easy to lose track and allow your monkey mind voice inside to take over. We know we should let go and just be, but we forget how. For me personally, meditation helps a lot. The problem, of course, is that I forget to do it…:)f