Friday, March 26, 2021

March 26--Releasing Old Nonsense

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Yep, let it go. Too many of us have carried around too much baggage for too long. Two important life skills assist in this process. Those are forgiveness and making amends. 
    We can't change the past and other folks' unfortunate behaviors toward us. If we refuse to forgive, we add more weight to that baggage, which burdens only us. Forgiveness is freedom. 
    Then sometimes we are the ones who have exhibited unfortunate behaviors. We know, by gut feel, intuition, whatever you care to call it when we have screwed up. That's the time to make amends quickly, and "be done with it." A dose of self-forgiveness also helps the process along. 
    Starting today with a high spirit,

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