By Elizabeth Colen
Recently I was channel surfing and I came across Joel Osteen preaching and his sermon was just what I needed. You guys know that when I hear something, see something, or do something that moves me, I must share it with you. There were three things that stood out to me: Drop it, leave it and let it go! Now, I’m not going to preach to you but, I will summarize what I took away from this message.
- Drop it – It doesn’t matter what the “it” is, just drop it. Give no life to it. For instance, you are in a meeting and your co-worker is giving you a hard time. You listen to her complaints, say your response and drop it. No need going round and round with it, giving “it” more energy.
- Leave it – Leave it where it happened. No need to carry “it” with you all day. Using the scenario from above, when you leave the conference room there is no need to run to your office and call you friend and replay the event for her. You are giving “it” life again. I know when you run into that co-worker at the water cooler you are going to want to pick “it” up again but don’t. You have dropped it, leave it now move on to number 3.
- Let it Go – Let it go, the more you hold on to something; repeating it over and over in your mind you are still giving “it” life. Really, let it go. Let go of toxic, your mind is not the dumpster, place that trash on the side of the road and move on. The universe will right things, so you don’t have to. When you see that same co-worker at the water cooler, you can smile and move on, knowing that you have dropped it, left it and let it go.
This is tough for me. I have found myself repeating those three things over and over in my mind when my husband has hit a nerve. Now, it’s a tool that I am putting into my tool box and using when needed. Listen, there are people who hold onto things for a lifetime. I am guilty of that as well, but as we start 2017 let’s try to implement Drop it, leave it, and let it go and see how we grow. We don’t have to hold onto toxic damaging things that have happened to us. We have the power to move on in this life and achieve goals we set for ourselves. 2017 is your year!