It’s time to ‘LET IT GO’!
Jeanne Bice would have love, love, loved the Academy Award winning song…..’Let it Go!’ It captures what she believed about finding your HAPPY in life!
She firmly believed we should ‘De-clutter’ our life and make room for Happy! She admitted it wasn’t always easy and she gave us some great tricks to help us do it!
Start with the obvious…the ‘STUFF’ we hold on to season after season, year after year! We all do it. Our closets are bulging with stuff. The outfit we wore to a party years ago (but wouldn’t dare wear again!). Do we hang on it to remind us of the fun we had? Well, keep the memory….but ditch the outfit…LET IT GO!
We watch our kids pile up toys in a corner, even if they haven’t played with them in ages. Stop ignoring them and help them realize the joy those toys can bring to other kids who don’t have as much. Bundle them up and help them to …LET IT GO!
Those examples seem pretty easy, don’t they? There are plenty more in our garages and basements!
Now the tougher part…THE STUFF THAT MAKES US UNHAPPY! Hurtful memories… negative thoughts… things we remember and re-live over and over.
Jeanne said it simply: ‘If you’re full of Unhappy, it’s impossible to fill yourself with Happy.’
The Answer: ‘LET IT GO!’
Easy to say… Hard to do, you might be thinking.
Jeanne gave us a wonderful way to do it, which she wrote about:
“Think of it as a ‘house cleaning’. Go through your head, your heart, your stomach, and see what’s living there. Some of the things you find you’ll love, so clean, polish and shine them up! Bring them out so you can use them more.
“Then, there are going to be things you know don’t belong in your life.” “I could not just get rid of things in my mind. I needed to write it down. When a negative thought crossed my mind and made me feel ‘ooky’, I would write it down and put it in a cardboard box. I’m serious! Then I would seal the box, walk to the curb and send it to the garbage dump with all the other trash I wanted to get rid of!”
There we have it! Jeanne’s brilliant idea for de-cluttering our minds….on our journey to Happy! You can do it too… ‘LET IT GO!
IT’S SPRING! AFTER A LONG, HARD WINTER… GET READY FOR BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS, CHIRPING BIRDS, WARM SUN AND HAPPY TIMES WITH FRIENDS!
Say GOOD BYE to the things that are cluttering your mind!
Sing ‘LET IT GO! BUT DON’T STOP THERE….’DO IT!’
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