When I opened the dusty old box
I shut it again
Knowing deep down inside it held nothing new for me
Old familiar memories and pain
I no longer need to entertain these things
My heart lets go of all that once was
So I may move forward, embracing all that is now meant to be
New memories new lessons new joys new loves
Embracing what lay before me
Filling my heart with gratitude
The brush that paints my reality now
Is more loving, positive and supportive
I no longer need to assume old pain
The reality I’m painting now will be healthier and more sustainable
I will not want to tuck it away in a dusty old box
I will want it out to shine
Tossing the dusty old box in the fire
I watch it burn, tall flames of empowerment
Freedom filling my soul
Content with all that is today