One upon a time, long, long ago in a far away and oh so distant land there lived a handsome young couple. They were so much in love that they decided to get married. After getting married, they combined their two households. They kept his sofa, her bed, her dining room table and shortly after they were married, they inherited a dresser from his grandmother.
Now this dresser was nothing special. In fact, it was an eye sore. Mrs. Handsome disliked this piece of furniture so much she put it in a closet. Mr. and Mrs. Handsome had many discussion about this dresser that was nothing special but more of an eyesore. You see, Mr. Handsome cherished and loved the dresser because his grandfather handmade this dresser long, long, long, long ago in an even more far away and distant land. Mr. Handsome refused to even discuss disposing of the dresser. You see, he adored this lopsided dresser that was nothing special but a real eye sore. The drawers would not close all the way. The legs were not even and if you rubbed your hand across it, you were sure to get a splinter. Mrs. Handsome was determined to get rid of the dresser and Mr. Handsome was determined to keep this dresser that was nothing special and a bit of an eye sore.
One day, Mr. Handsome’s mother and father decided to visited their son’s humble abode. Mr. Handsome was embarrassed to have the dresser in the closet. Mr. Handsome insisted on displaying it in one of the bedrooms. When his parents arrived, Mr. Handsome proudly showed them the dresser, that was nothing special but more of an eye sore. Mr. Handsome asked his mother if she remembered the year her father made the dresser. She said, my mother found that on somebody’s curb when they were first married. My father’s handiwork was much better than that.
The very next day, the dresser that was nothing special and still an eye sore found itself no longer living in the bedroom or closet but next to the dumpster.
And they lived happily ever after.
My question to you is what or who are you holding on to that is nothing special but more of an eye sore? It’s okay to walk away or put it next to the dumpster.