The message is this: LET IT GO!
Because the OTHER shoe is dropping my friend, whether you like it or not!
(Hint: There’s always going to be a shoe dropping as you go through life.)
Shoes I take VERY seriously.
But the rest of life?
I don’t take that seriously. I mean, like most things in my life, I’m past the seriousness of most of it!
If you choose to take life seriously, that’s your choice. You won’t get out alive!
I CHOOSE FUN, laughter and responsibility and above all LIGHTNESS!
That’s my choice.
When you choose your life on purpose, the shoes can drop all around you and usually end up finding that you are OKAY.
I used to be the queen of holding on.
I still have over 500 (maybe 1000 sq. feet!) of STUFF in my basement in boxes.
I’m that person who literally SAVED everything.
Baby outfits (MINE! LOL!!), Cards from ALL my birthdays!, Yearbooks, All my Text Books (this is now a fire hazard!), plus – at one point I sewed, I did crafts, then not to mention my boxes labeled ‘Valentines’, ‘Thanksgiving’, ‘Halloween’, ‘Christmas’, ‘St. Patrick’s Day’ – YES, I even have boxes of decor for all the holidays – including ‘Oktoberfest’! (Don’t get me started on BOOKS!)
So as a life-long-hoarder, I’m still working on letting go. (Side note: My Opa had a farm full of junk – like old houses and cars – so I swear it’s hereditary!)
I love my little treasures.
(Side note: they are all labeled and organized and hiding in the basement – junk dare not show up in my actual living space! But yes, I do hold on to a LOT of stuff!)
Stuff is one thing to let go of, but getting over the rest of life – the stuff you can’t control – is another.
Letting go of the outcome.
Letting go of all the outcomes.
I know I have work to do on this.
I’m doing the work.
I’m taking responsibility.
And I’m having fun with it.
Holding life like a feather.
Maybe it’s time to let some things go.
I’ve actually made a list.
I have a LOT of things I’m going to let go!
And the things that I’m ready to let go of WILL create space for some new and exciting opportunities to come in.
Maybe its time to let go of:
- relationships that don’t serve you
- businesses that aren’t working
- negative thought patterns
- beliefs holding you back
- being the perfect mom (ha! ha! I let go of that 2 weeks in 10 years ago!)
- yelling at kids (my fav summer activity – YIKES!)
- extra pounds?!? Ya, those can go too!
Remember that your cup doesn’t need to be FULL!
A cup that is filled to the brim is so full that even one more drop of liquid will make it overflow.
Q for you.
Is your cup full of sludgy guck? (ie. stuff that doesn’t serve you where you are right now? stuff that doesn’t lift you up?)
Who really wants to live with their cup THAT full and full of STUFF that ain’t good?
That’s like drinking 5 cent draught beer! (Ughhh, I did that in college!)
I mean, why can’t you have a few sips of the good stuff and refill as needed?
I’m just saying that sometimes letting go of all the excess to make room for a few very specific things is the way to go.
It’s more classy.
Don’t be draught.
I could probably make T-Shirts out of these sayings.
But I won’t.
I’ll spare you.
However, don’t you think there’s something so calming and peaceful when you sit around people who aren’t scattered or all over the place.
People who aren’t full.
Calm, cool, collected – with room for more.
The space to create.
Also, when your energy is scattered, you better believe you won’t be attracting anything good into your life!
The money, the relationship, the body, that purse….. all the things that you want will flow easier to you when you are calm and centered – not flailing around with your arms flapping like a duck and squawking all over the place…. you get what I mean.
I’ve been there.
I’ve literally felt like a crazy person out of control.
Don’t even get me started on what that does to your anxiety level or how your skin reacts (zits, pimples – HELLO!)
Here’s a great thought to fill your cup with:
You and God together form a MAJORITY.
Think about that for a minute.
Isn’t that huge?!?!
If you and God together form a majority,
- Why are you still minoring in the minors?
- Why are you still living like the pauper?
- Why are you still allowing the crap you don’t want into your life?
- Why are you still filling your cup with cheap draught beer or bad wine?
- Why aren’t you letting it go?
Could what you are holding on so tightly to be something that’s holding you back from reaching the next level, living your best life?
Are you holding onto an outcome?
Are you giving your goals a chance to breath?
What a world it would be, for you my dear, if you let the people be people, the songs be songs, the no be the no, the yes be the yes and not let it mean anything about you?
For you my dear, what if you just took the world as it was: perfect imperfection.
What if you just took a deep breath and breathed it all in?
and you will….
Live Your Legacy!
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