Today I want to start a regular post on the blog called life lessons. Southerners are known for our sayings even though some of them don’t make sense to others (well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit!). Many of these sayings have a life lesson behind them and can teach us a lot if we pay attention to them. Over the years, I’ve collected a few sayings of my own from people around me that I’d like to share with y’all. I think they can offer up some pretty good advice, if I must say so myself.
First up on my list is BE FREE. Be free was created by my very on mother in response to those of us around her who were busy stressing over the things of life that we really should have been letting go (hello! I was first in line) My mom is a very matter-of-fact type lady. She’s never been known to mince words so after much pining from me about how this was wrong in my life, and this person thought this about what I was doing, and this person had certain expectations of me, my mom chimed in with “Peaches, Be Free”! I have to admit that I was taken aback at first but eventually I got it. She was telling me to let go of unrealistic expectations from others and myself. Some things are not that big of a deal. Why stress over something you can’t do anything about?
There are a lot of us who choose to take on things in our life that we should be letting go. Life really is about choosing to be free of the things that wear you down and make you less than your best. One of the things I think I love most about this saying is that it’s simple. My friends and I use it often and have even added our own hand motion to it. We put both our hands in the air in a hands-off motion. This further reminds each of us to just let it go. Choose to focus on what matters. BE FREE of all the other stuff.
What are some of your favorite family sayings? Anything you need to BE FREE of?
To remind you to BE FREE, I’m including a free download to be used on your computer desktop, iphone or iPad. Enjoy!
To download as a desktop background: Choose the link that’s the right size for your computer. Click the link and it will take you directly to the image. Right click your mouse and click “Set as Desktop Background.” or right click and save the image to your computer. Then, change the background in your computer settings.
To download for iPhone or iPad: Click the link from your phone and apply as your wallpaper OR save them to your desktop then email them to your iPhone or iPad.