My friend Amit who blogs at Unlimited Choice, wrote a post about his “holding onto” a negative situation from his work even though it had been resolved. I’m confident that like Amit, all of us sometimes rehash or stay stuck with unpleasant memories even though we don’t have to.

Below are my off-the-top-of-my-head/heart thoughts on things to keep and things to release from our lives.

Hold onto these things in your life

  • Love – whether real or imagined, loving thoughts and feelings are good for you
  • Beliefs that serve you — if a belief gives you more confidence, hope, faith, or courage, that’s got to be positive
  • Nurturing memories — perhaps because we all have down times in life, having a storehouse of happy, joyful, or pleasant memories can be beneficial (and fun to remember)
  • Childlike wonder — though we get sensible as adults, retaining our ability to be captivated, enchanted, mesmerized, and awe-struck is good for the soul
  • Uplifting relationships — people and animals who love us unconditionally and whom we love with all our hearts are irreplaceable, so care for them well

“May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human enough hope to make you happy.”
~ Anonymous