Hold On To The Good

Image: Delight Doodle Flower with Mixed Media Background

I have a friend that is always talking about her childhood.  She talks about how mistreated she was and how bad she always felt.  Every once in a while, she will recall a happy memory of when she was a child.  One day I asked her why she didn’t just let go of all that bad stuff and hang on to all the good stuff.  After several seconds of her looking at me like I as was an alien from outer space she said, “I can’t”.

Do you have something that you are holding onto from your past that you can’t seem to let go of?  Do you realize that by your continuing to hold on to these thoughts YOU are the one that is continuing to hurt yourself?  Why not be kind to yourself and let those thoughts go.  All it takes is a decision to do so.  Forgive the person that has hurt you, (even if that person is yourself), and move on.

Make The Life That You Want

Image: Delight doodle flower with watercolor background

We all know that we can’t change the past and what we have been through, however, choosing to move away from the hurtful, painful thoughts and remember the pleasant, happy thoughts we can free ourselves and move into a more peaceful and calm life.  Figure out if the hurtful thoughts are serving you any purpose.  If they aren’t, why are you holding on to them?  That is kind of like hanging on to clothes that you wore 10 years and don’t fit anymore.  They aren’t serving you in any way today and they are just taking up space in your closet.  Why not clean them out and let them go?  The choice is yours and you really can make your life what you want it to be.

 Image: Delight Doodle Flower Affirmation

Everything has something good in it.  I hope that you will find the good in everything that you see and do today.

20 thoughts on “Hold On To The Good”

  1. Here I am, a year or so after you posted this, and wanted you to know your artwork and words are still touching lives! Thank you for your positivity, and sharing your artistic gift with us. Bless you!

    1. Wow… hard to believe it has been a year! Sometimes it seems like the time is just flying by. I am so happy to see that you are still here and I hope we can continue this amazing journey together for many more years to come! Thank you!

  2. Great post we should all take to heart. FWIW letting go of old hurts and negativity was easier for me when I did NOT require myself to forgive (which to me felt like saying what happened was ok with me…and it is not!). I tell myself “that happened and it was not fair, but I am going to put it in the rearview mirror and move on”. I have been happier since adopting this approach.

  3. Anne Callahan

    Your work is a daily reminder to be thankful for every day we have in this world and to try and make it a better place for those we not only encounter along the way but also those we love with every breath we take. God has truly blessed you with a beautiful gift.

  4. Debi, Thank YOU for this unique and important reminder! I love your artwork and your uplifting messages!

  5. I work at a job that that often brings me into contact with people going through rough times. The words and colors of your art just makes me feel happy. Thank you.

    1. First off Kathy, thank you for the work that you do! There is no greater job than helping others. That also means taking care of yourself and your positivity even more important. I am so happy that I have the blessing of being just a tiny little part of that! Thank you!

  6. I do a lot of working on myself and my consciousness. I find your posts positive and uplifting and I could look at your beautiful artwork all day every day. I wish my whole house was Debi Payne!!!

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