Less Baggage Makes Togetherness Work Better

Excess Never Helps

Excess baggage is one of those things daters should avoid at all cost. I remember one time, when Linda my wife and I were at the airport, having our luggage weighted. The person doing same, indicated we were over the weight limit, on one piece of luggage. Having no other course of action, we paid a penalty charge for having too much stuff. Life is a gathering of luggage and each container has stuff inside them. Some of the stuff is good for us. The rest is unprocessed pain and should be dumped as soon as possible.


To dump something that’s happened to us is to face it, see it for what it was and then say that was then and this is now. Forgive yourself and move on. Failing to lower the pain of your past will interfere with your ability to move forward and find the positive joys that living offers.

Just Don't Talk About It

Everyone brings excess baggage to their next relationship. The trick is to lower the negative feelings that are in the baggage. I don’t think that our society has achieved total baggage removal as of yet, but I think its on the threshold of understanding and these new discoveries will help us gain freedom from the pain of our past. Till then we must do the best we can to free ourselves from the shackles of our past and approach life with a happier outlook and a clearer picture of what being together is all about.

Don Ignore It

To avoid the baggage will just cause it to resurface and play a negative part in the life of happiness were trying to achieve and create in our life.

Keep Your Water Level Low

When I was younger I used to like to rent a small rowboat and fly fish. Sometimes the boat I was renting was filled with water from a previous raining spell. To make my fishing experience as joyful as I wanted it to be, I had to expel the water from the boat. This could be accomplished by turning the boat over or bailing the water out by use of an empty container of some sort. On some occasions I used the boat without removing the water and my experience of fly fishing wasn’t as good as it could have been. It made rowing the boat harder and the water eventually got my feet wet. Needless to say I wasn’t a happy camper.

Excess baggage never helps and always hurts. So take it from one who likes to fish. Bail your boat first and then row for all the joy. life has stored for you.

Less Is Better

Dating, mating and finding the love of your life is so much easier, when you don’t weight so much. That’s how I feel and I’m sticking to it.

Don L. Terrill

photo by tttallis