When You’re Ready To Unpack Your Past, Know That I’ll Be There

Know that I’ll sit with you while you unpack, whether I am here to stay or just here to simply rub your back.

Know that I know it is not easy just laying the luggage on the floor. Know that I know it is painful to have to read the word PAST scrawled on the name and address label. Know that it’s okay to take your time, but to use it wisely. Know that the time really is now.

Know that I’ll love you even if the contents of your suitcase are broken and battered, torn and wrecked, hard to look at and hard to let go of. Know that you do have to unpack yourself, though—you have to let go of everything one by one with your very own hands.

Know that I’ll hug you if you need it; I’ll back away if you need that too. Know that it’s okay to let go. Know that you must always let go for you.

Know that you must let go of the things that no longer fit and things that no longer deserve to linger in a space that new things wait so patiently to occupy. These are the things that will proudly live amongst you. The things you can finally trust are yours. For, finally, you’ll see that these are things that you’ll never outgrow; these are the things that belong to stay.

Go on. Unpack your past so you can live in a space filled out in the open and on shelves that do not collect dust because they’re forever your present. You deserve a space that is filled with content that cares.

Know and believe beyond a doubt that you deserve content that has loved you long before you’ve realized—content that has been waiting so long to come home, to look you in the eyes and prove it’s a privilege to see you each and every day. Know that you deserve content that has found its meaning with you, has found its place amongst you, and has found its one true home in you.

Know that I’ll sit with you while you unpack, whether I am here to stay or just here to simply rub your back.

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