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Topic: Luggage (08/15/05)
TITLE: LUGGAGE (ii)
By JOYCE MEHAFFIE
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We want to take everything with us, where ever we go and it reminds us of home and it kind of gets heavy and we need to get rid of something to make it lighter. We don't like to get rid of things and it keeps piling up and if we walk with it, it is going to get very heavy and weigh us down. If we come to a narrow pathway we are not going to make it through.
Sometimes, it's hard to get rid of the old luggage for it was ours since our childhood days. It is something our parents gave to us and if they passed on it is a reminder how much our parents loved us.
I remember my first luggage, it was a little red one and it held stuff for an over night stay at my girlfriends place and when it got tore my mother wanted to throw it out and I bawled and she told me I would get a new one and I said, "ok."
My grandmother came from Switzerland and she had brought with her a basket with her belongings and we have that basket today and she has passed on but I remember her talking about Hitler and if you said anything to her about him she would let the german fly. It was rough for her to talk about what went on and she said, "when they bought new shoes they would have to scuff them up for the border police would take them away."
I wonder what kind of luggage are we carring around. Is it anxity, suicide, drug habbits, constant complaing about little things in your life not going right, hopelessness, noone caring?
These things can slow you down and don't forget in life we have to go through so many pathways, especially the narrow ways and things will get stuck.
Here is a simple way of getting your luggage a little lighter.
Say to yourself, "I will no longer take all this stuff with me on my journey, I will leave this stuff off at the curb for the garbage men to take with them to burn in the furnace. I will not dig any of this stuff up no more. I will tell this stuff to leave me alone."
If this doesn't work write it on a piece of paper crumble it up and if you have a fireplace or grill when lighting it throw the piece of paper in and you will feel better.
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