I have no problem admitting that I have a hard time letting things go. Not in the form of grudges per se, but when it comes to going above and beyond, I can’t stay away. If someone is in need of something, and I can use the last few dollars to get it, I do. If I feel passionate about things, I make sure family and friends know all about it, and even more, see for themselves how great it is. I go to bat for friends like a prize fighter and I’m not afraid to stand up for what I believe in. So shoot me. It must be because I was born in the year of the dog. I’m loyal right down to my bones.
The bad thing is, like a puppy, you can hit me with a rolled up newspaper, I’ll lick my wounds and still love you in the morning. Hubby says it’s the “spiritual” part of me…do unto others and all that, and I tend to agree with him. Lately though, I’ve had to do some soul searching and teach myself to “let it go” no matter how difficult it may be. It was a hard thing to figure out until I decided to look right at my own blog for inspiration.
I have no problem letting things pass by when it comes to frugality. When I post the ShopRite deals each week, I let you all know the BEST deals to spend your time on. I could easily post a whole list of things you may get for .30 less with coupon, or items that are marked down from 5.99 to 4.99, but why? Time is money, and we are trying to save it. I “let go” the crap deals and post the best ones for stockpiling. Easy.
When I decide to find a frugal way to do things, I cut out any steps that may take up as much of my time as the more expensive counterpart would. Like learning to make my own fried rice; with a few minutes of prep, I can have it homemade in less time and money than ordering it from the take out place.
So letting go of toxic people, places and things should be so much easier for me than it is. Plus, if time equals money, and stress takes up time, then unnecessary stress has go to go! I do enjoy these little life lessons that pop up from time to time. Especially when I can review my own past actions and use them in future situations.
So I’m shaking it out and letting it go….
And mean people suck. That’s all.
Have you all had to let go of something recently? Was it easier or harder than you thought it would be?