August 6, 2012
“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.” – John Newton
As we travel through life, we gather things along the way: knowledge, skills, relationships, success, money, possessions—this “life stuff” is good and necessary for our trip. But it’s the extra baggage of failure, too many possessions, bad relationships, debt, fat and addictions that weighs us down and lowers the quality of our lives.
Like barnacles on a ships hull, these burdens accumulate over time—they’re the source of our stress and weaken us mentally and physically. It’s not our age that slows us down, it’s what’s attached to us.
We have the power to lift this useless weight off of our shoulders and improve our lives. By getting rid of negative mental and physical burdens, we experience life more fully and are better equipped to pursue life’s opportunities.
So, dump the junk in your life—use it and lose it—make your journey fun again!
“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.”
– Charles Dudley Warner
There’s always a cost for extra bags.
Oh, that poor donkey! I’ll keep this picture in mind as I’m trying to declutter our home! It might even inspire a bit of dieting. 🙂