Thursday, April 14, 2016

Abbie Says: #12 "Lose The Unwanted"

In my 30 years of living I have learned that we carry a lot of unnecessary baggage. And this does not refer to the extra pairs of boots I stuff in cracks and crevices of our SUV when we go on a road trip. I am referring to the emotional baggage for starters. 

Carrying unwanted emotional baggage is the death of you. That anger over the crapola of bullies in senior year, that heartbreak from the early twenties, that identity crisis from the teens, and the list is endless. All those phases of life induce certain dirty emotions and feelings and often we carry them around for way too long. That baggage needs to be dropped out of the airplane without a parachute and into the Bermuda Triangle. 

We also carry the dead weight of unwanted people on our shoulders. They are relationships that have gone toxic, friendships that are sour, and acquaintances that are bitter. And we do this because it is a requirement of the social universe to keep a sweet face on even if you feel like vampire-biting the idiot's neck when you hug to greet them! Unwanted company should be avoided to prevent rage outbursts. 

We also entertain unwanted criticism and judgments made by self-proclaimed social philosophers. 

Unwanted possessions occupy space in our cabinets, dressers, and closets. There is always charity when we make time and effort. 

Get rid of everything unwanted --- keep life simple.


  1. I agree Abbie - too many hold onto to jobs or people that are toxic and it affects their health and their enjoyment of life.
    I stayed at a toxic job wayyyyy too long and paid an emotional price for it. Now I am in a good place but it took a lot of shedding of that awful baggage.

  2. Great post. Letting go is good for you - look at Elsa in Frozen... Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

    1. Would you believe I am the only one on this planet who hasn't seen Frozen. I need to sort out my priorities! Thanks for the good wishes!

  3. So agree with you. Thinking unnecessarily and carrying the load of the stuff which doesn't even matter is something that many of us need to get rid of!



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