I'm sure that at some point in your life you have taken an old picture or love letter, hell- even hate mail, and burned it. I have many times and it was always very cathartic.
Over the past few days I have been cleaning and organizing up a storm around the house. In doing this, I came across some old cards related to a past endeavor that taught me a lot about business, myself, what friendship really is and who really is one to me. This endeavor once again became a topic of conversation later that day.
Honestly, this is a period of my life that I want to forget. Those involved in this time frame did nothing but unjustified evil and have been purged from my life. So this morning when I again came across that big stack of emotional baggage I decided that a good old fashioned barn burning was needed.
I took all those old reminders and let the fire do its thing. I sat there on the back porch watching the flames and sent all the negative emotions associated with them up in smoke. I thought about how I now know that those I chose to keep in my life are trustworthy, kind and loving, how I now know that I am much stronger and smarter, and that I will no longer waste my energy on these useless negatives.