Imagine cleaning out your closet. It don’t matter what season it is, pick one. You walk toward your closet and open the doors. You stand back and anaylze how your closet has a mixture of old styles and new styles. Now your rummaging through all of your clothes taking each piece off the hangers trying them on to see what fits and does not fit. You stumble across some memorable pieces that make it hard for you to let go. You tell yourself “I’m not giving this away, it can fit me.” But when you go to try it on it is clear that you have out grown this particular pieces of clothing. But you’re determined to make it fit. You don’t want to let go. So you force you body into a pair of jeans and t-shirt, walk to the mirror and say, “see it fits.” While at the mirror you’re tucking in your stomach and standing in a particular way decieving the eyes of it’s reality. But eventually you come to your senses and say, “yeah, it’s time to let go. These clothes have served me well.” You continue cleaning out the clothes trying on clothes to see if it fits or not. By time you are done you have five to seven pieces left in your closet, but the box marked donate sitting on your bed has over twenty-five plus pieces in it. You walk over to the bed with some tape and close the box. You take the box downstairs, grab your keys off the table and walk out to the car. Now you’re on the road driving to Goodwill. On your way there you’re happy because space was made in your closet enabling you to have new clothes. You make it to Goodwill and you drop off the box of old clothes. While you are waiting for your receipt one of the store clerks look through the box of clothes and say, somebody is going to have a nice wardrobe.
By nature people are naturally horders at heart. We hang on to things whether clothes, materials, answers, solutions, etc…. But remember you do grow up and out grow things. Most of the times those things that you have out grown can be passed down to someone else that is in need of it. Remember those things that you are holding onto was once passed down to you from someone else who out grown it. So why not you do the same?
I liken this unto cleaning out the closet. You throw away or donate old clothes as away to free up some space so you can have for new clothes right? Well that is how you are supposed to be with kind words, nice gestures, solutions, answers, help just all around positivity. If a person is in need of some help and you are in a particular place in your life where you can give help. Do it. Don’t sit back and watch someone struggle; holding their blessing, answer or solution in the palm of your hand. Someone will do you the same to you when it’s time for you to need help.
If you have it, give it. Hand it over and don’t be filled with regret, mumbling and complaining. Just know that what once was called old helped you. Now it’s being passed down to help someone else in need. By you doing this you are making way for the new, so it can pick up where the old left off and further you in life.
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