Sweet Spring Break Suitcase

My Festus Bag

While I am staying in Festus, Missouri for this Spring Break, I associate this time of year with packing up to go on a trip.

When flying, I have always tried to fit everything into a carry-on suitcase or backpack. It has not always been easy to prioritize what I could fit in, but I always figured it out.

This “container concept” means there is only room for so much, and no more. 

The idea of fitting in what is most important applies to many areas of our life.  

Lately, I have been intentional about cultivating positive thoughts and emotions, and applying what feelings I choose to fit into my life.

Here is what I am fitting in right now: feelings of connection, curiosity, clarity, harmony, confidence, freedom, fun, balance, joy, abundance, compassion, courage, creativity, trust, belief, power, and energy.

These are the words and feelings, like the outfits and accessories, that I am going to wear, and LOVE on this Spring Break. 

Perhaps I might be able to squeeze in a little enthusiasm and some itty-bitty nuggets of hope into those side pockets but there is absolutely NO SPACE, no matter what, for negative toxicity or unnecessary drama. They are like those ugly, unflattering outfits that I do not need to wear. Those nasty items can just stay home…actually it is okay to toss those relics in the trash. No one needs them on this Spring Break trip, or ever. 

So, my sweet Spring Break suitcase is full. Full of all of the feelings and energy I need to carry-on, to carry me through my Spring Break, or perhaps even on a journey of a lifetime.

“You’re free now, free to take the journey of a lifetime. Free to experience life, in its newness, its freshness, its magic – in a way you never have before.”

  • Melody Beattie

This is a non-paid endorsement inviting you to think about what feelings you want to prioritize this Spring Break, and what feelings can be tossed?

What are you going to pack into your sweet Spring Break suitcase or backpack?

As always, your courage to share on social media is celebrated!

Sharing, connecting, and supporting is cool.

For me, staying local in our fabulous Festus-area community for Spring Break this year is sweet and exciting. 

Check out how you can get balanced before or after a trip:

Balanced Wellness in Crystal City, MO


More reflections on this “container concept” to explore:

Letting Go to Get

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