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There’s a show on tv that intrigues me. It’s one of those shows that I don’t watch very often because, although it intrigues me, it also makes me so very sad when I watch it. I’m sure you’ve heard of it – Hoarders on TLC. (ah yes – you have!)
When I watch this show I not only see piles of “stuff” but I see hurting people. Each of the hoarders on the show have has something happen to them in their past, whether that be losing a loved one, having something taken away without their knowledge, or countless other issues. They have never dealt with their past hurt so they begin to hoard to ease their pain.
In a way, we’re all hoarders. Our hoarding might look a lot different than the people that collect “stuff” but, make no mistake about it, it’s there, deep in our hearts. We hold on to bitterness, hatred, jealousy, and so many other things that continue to pile up. These hurts not only weigh us down but they turn us into “ugly” people that no one wants to hang around.
So, what are you going to do about your “hoarding”? Are you going to deal with it or are you going to let things continue to pile up in your heart?
I recommend that you find a trusted female friend to confide in. Talk with her and let her know what’s going on. I promise that you’ll feel a weight lift once you’ve gotten everything off of your chest!
There are others of you that may not have anyone to confide in; found a counselor in your area that you can speak to. Many people have a stereotype in their minds that only people with huge problems go see counselors. Not so, my friends. I’ve told you before that I’ve gone to see a professional counselor to help with some of my past hurts; it was so worth it! Whether you have a huge problem that will take months of counseling or only need to talk to someone once, I highly encourage you to find a counselor in your area.
What do you need to let go of today? What do you need to do to start this process?