Bound by years of self-doubt
Anchored by pain
Tied down by fears
Hemmed in by censure
Rooted by guilt
Was she.

She was
Giving too much away
Attempting to buy love
Trying too hard
Laughing too loud
Whistling in the dark.

Loneliness
Disappointment
Frustration
Emptiness
Deep sorrow
Her companions.

Until one day
She had had enough.

Reaching deep within
She found
Love
Belief
Trust
Hope
Faith.

Gratitude
Self-love
Openess
Authenticity
Laughter
Her way out.

One step at a time
One day at a time
She let go
Taking herself lightly
Leaving the past behind
Making the present count
Home free.
 

(100 words – Linking into the Write Tribe prompt of last Saturday).

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Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. ~ G K Chesterton

To be happy we must let go of our attachment to the past and to hurtful experiences. We must stop pinning our happiness on people, on things, on circumstances. When things don’t go the way we want them to, we allow them to bog us down.

We hold on to feelings – and sadly, not very positive ones. Regret, guilt, loneliness become addictions. They become our comfort zone. We’re almost unhappy to be happy! How ironic, but true.

There must come a time when we let it all go. Leave it behind. Fly towards happiness. Experience freedom.

I’m glad I was able to begin that flight. Are you on that flight path too?

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I was tagged by Lata of Lata Wonders to take part in the 3-day Quote Challenge. Thank you, Lata. Glad to take it up.

The rules for the 3 Day Quote Challenge are simple.

  1. Post a favorite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days, obviously a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.

Today it’s my pleasure to nominate:

  1. Mackenzie of  Reflections From Me.
  2.  Sue of Sizzling Towards Sixty.
  3. Parul of  Happiness and Food.