Yet before we get into all of that, I want to talk to you this week about turning the page. As it is with reading a scary novel, it is sometimes difficult to turn the page of our lives after a particularly difficult year. We tend to carry over not only our unused vacation time at work, but also the hurts, offenses, shame and guilt from the past. The problem is many times we don’t realize we are carrying this negative baggage.
Now I am not saying to ignore or allow inappropriate behaviors continue by any means, but once we have taken the appropriate action and done what we can to set healthy limits and boundaries, it is important to let go of any negative energy we have accumulated. People are human and so are we. None of us is perfect and we are all prone to say or do the wrong thing at some point, most often unintentionally or without thinking. We have a choice: either to stew and marinate in the event or take a few minutes to clear it out of our mind and body so the effects don’t accumulate. Stored negative energy eventually causes physiological disease.
Time marches on, and so must we. When we hold onto negative feelings, we are preventing ourselves from living a life of peace and joy. Isn’t that what we all want? To rise each glorious day and meet it with expectation, hope and joy?