It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Chapter 9, Page 17 Book 19

That which you hold, holds you.

Tom Robbins

September 17th - time to let go

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you dont.

Steve Maraboli

It’s that time of year again when I do the fall switch of clothing.  My closets and drawer space are net big enough to hold all that I own.  So I store away what is not needed at the time.  The spare bedroom has a closet full of bins of clothing waiting to be used the next season.

I enmptied a few over the weekend and discovered a few that has things in them that I’ve not worn for a year or so.  I don’t know why I’m holding on to them. So it’s  time to let them go.  

I aslo hold onto fall decorations and add to them each season, it seems.  I’ve been through those and found nothing to let go of.  They are stored outside in my storage shed which isn’t very large at all.  I holds decorations for each season and the lawn mower and the snow blower which have to be moved out of the way in order to get to the bins.  So what I’m holding on too causes me more work than anything.  We have to be careful about what we hold on to.  

So many times when I finally get rid of something It’s then I discover that I should have kept it. 
It’s a fine art of holding on and letting go.

Letting go helps us to live in a peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance.  It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us.  This frees us from unnecessary stress.

Melody Beattie


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Convice yourself every day that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.

Germany Kent

betty said...

I like to periodically look through things and let things go we haven't used or worn. I need to do that with the wee one's toys. There are some he hasn't touched in months so I'm thinking he's moved on from them and so I need to let them go to someone who will get the same joy he did with playing with them. I need to let go of some ill feelings about things and people too.


jack69 said...

Funny you should mention holding onto some clothes. zi never did it, but I thought one time of attaching dates to clothes and see how long it has been since I wore that. The date was to be a reference only because I would never be able to say when the last time I wore something.
Very timely entry.
Sherry & jack sending love from NC

Mevely317 said...

A fine line, indeed! Last year in preparation for our move, I did a thorough purge of my closet. Now, facing a (part-time) return to the workplace I fear I haven't enough 'proper' articles of clothing.