The main office is undergoing some construction and all of us have had to move our offices. I just finished moving over to RV Service to share a room with Kendra for a while and part of that task involved going through a bunch of file boxes and deciding what needs to be kept and what needs to be tossed. As I was standing at the shredder just a few moments ago, I thought about the parallels between these old files and our lives. These file copies got made because somebody just didn’t know what to do with them, that somehow we might need them later. How much of our old stuff do we hang on to because we just don’t know what to do with it? Most of these files have not been opened since they were created, they just take up space. How many of us fill up our lives with things from our past that don’t serve us today? Once a file is made, it just keeps getting filled up and the files pile up and pile up never to end.
In our own lives, do we let things come to an end, or do we just pile them up? These files represent a history of some event for sure and history is fine, until it becomes baggage, and then we need to get rid of it, but how many of us do? As I run a document through the shredder and watch it disappear, it is a bit scary, it takes a bit of faith but at the same time it feels good to let go. So look at the file cabinet of your life, separate the history of who you are from the baggage that holds you back and just let go, it feels good.
Have a great weekend everyone.