Letting go…

So, when the lockdown began, many people spent some of their time going through things to donate. I clearly remember one conversation with my Mom – we talk every day, and in lockdown there wasn’t all that much to talk about. She said to me on the phone one night: “Your Dad went through his ties and has 12 to donate, when we’re able to donate stuff again.”

It was kind of random and out of the blue, and I burst out laughing over the fact that this was what the pandemic had reduced us to…talking about how many ties my Dad had to donate from his wardrobe.

I didn’t get on that bandwagon. My clothes and other assorted belongings did not get purged or reduced or donated during lockdown.

But now I am working on it. Maybe I’m just a bit behind the curve (or a lot behind the curve)?Suddenly I’m a bit obsessed with getting rid of the stuff I don’t need. There’s a lot of it. It’s kind of overwhelming. It’s a bit shocking how much one can accumulate when living a busy life.

I don’t want to go all Marie Kondo on you, but I do think there is something to be said for letting go of the stuff that no longer serves you. It could be physical stuff, it could be past relationships, it could be old attitudes, it could be traumas that continue to haunt you long after they are over. We all have stuff we need to let go.

Not because we’re giving up, but because we’re moving forward, making room for what we might not have room for, if we were to continue to cling to that old stuff.

Until tomorrow, dear friends, lets work at throwing off everything that hinders, and run with perseverance the race set before us.

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