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Some things are not worth carrying into a new day. But others are good to linger with. It takes wisdom to know what to hold onto and what to let go of as we move forward in life.

A good night of sleep can do wonders in resetting our inner self. What was irritating yesterday becomes a nonissue today.

And many days it’s good to have this factory reset – staring the day fresh without bringing the baggage of yesterday into it.

But at times we move on too quickly and we do well to sit with and reflect on the days of our life.

This is particularly true when there’s a wound or significant event that needs our attention.

With many things in life, we tend to go to the extremes – either rushing ahead or getting stuck.

When there’s pain or discomfort in our story we’re likely ready to move on as quickly as possible. And this can lead us to ignoring or turning a blind eye to important issues.

We don’t want to, or don’t know how to, face the issues and so we just move on. And, of course, this just brings more problems later as the bliss of ignorance is costly.

On the other hand, we can loose perspective and find ourselves ruminating on things that don’t matter in the long run – giving greater weight to an issue than what’s warranted.

Spilled milk doesn’t need to be talked about for days on end afterwards. 

When every issue becomes a big deal we loose the freedom and joy of fresh starts. Grace is needed to keep us from getting stuck in the past.

Stick with issues for as long as needed. But freely let them go whenever it’s time to move on.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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