I’m a pack rat. I’ve been known to keep random knick-knacks from my past that have no contribution or value to the way I live at the moment. I’ve always liked having a physical reminder of things you could say.
I recently realized that physical items aren’t the only thing I harbor. I have the tendency to keep negativity with me as well, even though I don’t really want to admit to it. I let the feelings of regret and disappointment and anger linger somewhere inside me and let them nibble at me until I feel the negativity unknowingly oozing out of me.
I know how unhealthy it is. But knowing something and putting things into action are two completely different things. That’s why I find the quote above to be comforting. Carrying all the guilt, sadness, disappointment is too burdensome. I know it’s time to let go of the load, simply enough because I’ve let myself be down for so long.