What's Your Baggage?
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What's Your Baggage?

"Everyone is a stranger, until they share their baggage."

What's Your Baggage?

Baggage, everyone has it. Some people have more than others, but baggage is a part of life. We pick it up through the different things we experience. People always assume that baggage is a bad thing. I think it could be a great thing. Baggage is all of the things that stick with us after we have experienced something. That baggage can be negative: a break-up that didn't end well and now the walls around your heart are back up. Baggage can also be a very positive thing that is a delight to carry around. It could be the memory of a vacation, winning a tournament, graduating with a 4.0, anything that someone brings up that reminds you of a past event is baggage.

I'm not naive, I know that there is baggage that people don't want and we all have our fair share of that too. Why is it though, that we focus on the baggage we don't want rather than the baggage we are proud to have? Baggage comes in all shapes and sizes but we always seem to want to hide it. Let's shine light on our baggage and share it with others.

All baggage carries a story and only the one holding the baggage knows that story. It is a beautiful thing that each person gets to carry with them. A secret story, a secret past. Every person is a stranger until they share some of their baggage. Reflect on the good things that have happened in your life, and your "bad" baggage won't seem to be as big of a weight. Share the baggage you don't want with someone else so that they can help you carry it and make your load lighter.

We can't help it that we have baggage, sometimes other people force it on us. It's not that they intend to give us a burden to have to hold on our shoulders, but maybe it'll be something that will lift us up. There are all kinds of people that walk this earth and each one has his/her own interpretation of what is good and bad, what is helpful and what is not. Something that I see as a blessing could be seen as a curse to someone else. You get determine if what is in front of you is good or bad baggage. So why choose the bad when you can choose to make it good?

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