Monday, March 9, 2009

"Bag Lady"

Many of us might agree that at some point in our lives, we could have been labeled a “bag lady;” a lady that carried so much baggage around from her past that it kept her from moving forward in life. A “bag lady” unable to move forward in life because she holds on to the pain from the past; holding on to the pain that “man” caused, or holding to the pain caused by something “momma or daddy did or said,” and so forth and so on. When I reflect back on my own life, there are people that have done things, people that have said things, and people that have treated me in such a way that truly hurt me to the core. But you know, at the lowest point in my life, what I realized is that I had to let go of all that old baggage that I carried around with me everyday. I had to forgive everyone who had hurt me in my life and I just had to let the baggage go. You see, if I didn’t do that or if you don’t do that in your own life, you give those people power over you and you allow their actions to prevent you from becoming that woman you are destined to be. “Forgive and Forget” is debatable to me. I prefer “Forgive and Move On,” and that’s what you have to do if you don’t want to be a bag lady any longer.


Get Togetha said...

Yes. Baggage. AKA emotional wounds that we let fester. Baggage is real and it holds weight. The trouble is that most folks don't know how to let go because they feel that it lets others off the hook.

Anonymous said...

I think parental baggage hurts and hits hard, i am dealing with that now. And i always tell myself get over this, move-on, confront, forgive and forget or at least try to-its hard, but i'll continue to try.