Have you ever picked up someone’s purse and it felt as heavy as a bag of rocks? Why, many men ask, do woman carry so much stuff? I can’t speak for everyone, but I think people with hefty purses just like to be prepared—for everything and everybody.
My purse isn’t heavy because I carry outrageous items; I simply tote around the necessary and the mundane. Even light-weight items like tissues, hand sanitizer, lotion, coins, chap stick, assorted coupons, and keys add weight to a purse. When our kids were younger I had to catch myself to avoid inadvertently pulling out crayons to sign checks. While searching in her purse, one of my relatives pulled out those huge, colorful, plastic toy keys that toddlers jingle and suck on instead of grabbing the keys that could actually start her car. And if you think that’s bad, take a look at this:
The jury’s still out about whether that counted as an intervention. Notice how Bre neither needed nor used many of the items she toted around with her? The baggage she lugged around was beginning to take a physical toll on her body. Regardless of whether we carry a heavy purse or not, the point is: we all have individual habits, ideas, practices, emotions and personal rules that need purging. What kind of baggage are you carrying?