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Thought for the week of 1/9/2012
This is you last week of your old ways. That's right. You get one more week of doing that which has not served you well for one more week. What? You thought I would make you go cold turkey? Yeah no. That's not me. I will however ask you to deal with some stuff now. Like clutter. I don't know why I continue to hold on to things that no longer serve a purpose. I go out and buy new things to replace the old ones. But I never seem to get around to throwing out the old.
Now it seems to me that we all do this with pretty much every aspect of our lives. People is a good one. We tend to hold on to things and people that are familiar and comfortable but serve no worthwhile purpose. They pretty much just take up space. Now think about this...If they are in your life taking up space, what are they keeping out? If they were gone, what would be able to come in to your life?
There are always some things you should have around. Here in Missouri you have to have a few things. Comforters and boots.
Comforters keep us warm. You may be using it for more than just warmth, like safety and comfort. It's ok to have one or two, but anymore than that and you've just got some big, heavy, clunky thing taking up room in your closet where you could be putting a new pair of shoes. Friends are like that. You only one or two really good close friends. These are the friends you can turn to in any situation. The real problem is when you have a bunch of people/comforters in your life. Who's dependent on whom?
Can you imagine who would be in your life if you got rid of the torn, ratty, doesn't serve its purpose anymore comforters/people? Go on...tihnk about it. Pretty cool, huh?
Boots are meant to so pretty much the same thing as a comforter. Just a little more fashionable. They keep your feet warm and safe and dry. And feet are kind of important. They carry us all through our lives. I once heard it said, "Take care of your feet. If they hurt, you hurt."
Your feet are also quite symbolic. When you say you stand up for something, well, you stand up with your feet firm on the ground. So if you've got boots that are fun but not functional, what's that say about you? What do your shoes/friends say about what you stand for?
OK, so this is the last week of your old ways. Your challenge is to think about what needs to be gotten rid of in your life. Start thinking about what you want to attract into your life. This week is going to set the tone for the rest of the year. This is where you become a new you.