Let The Troubles Go – It All Begins With You

Let the troubles go - damask and leaves masking tapes

 

Have you ever heard of this song?

Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Yeah, there will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

~ The Beatles – Let It Be ~

 

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Have you ever seen the exterior part of some houses covered by unstoppable flowers and leaves?

Do the owners just let it grow without trimming?  I’ve no idea.

Let the leaves grow

 

Today’s Gratitude Journal depicts that kind of scenario.  Do they look alike? 🙂

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Washi tape journal

 

The red (not exactly very red… it looks pink on the screen) washi paper tape is actually from the well-known Japanese brand, Aimez le style.  The official name is called damask pattern washi adhesive tape.

This is a rather mature and elegant pattern.  Such design is suitable for decorating wedding and perhaps also home interiors.  Well, I’m not quite sure if it’s because of the color of the damask or other reasons; this particular tape is not that popular, not yet…

Can you guess what the green masking tape is?

Yes, you are right.  It’s from the “big brother” who pioneered a new approach to using masking tape – mt!

Read more about mt brand here.

The leaves are added at the side and bottom.  My intention is to create some sort of illusion that the leaves are growing without any sign of stopping.

The green is nice and solid due to the consistent quality which is one of the strong points of mt.

Nevertheless, the green masking tape doesn’t seem to blend nicely with the damask pattern, right?

As mentioned here, this particular journal serves the purpose of writing down positive quotes, and at the same time, it also serves the purpose of letting you test out any washi tapes and see if the combinations are good fit or not.

The Chinese quote in the journal means:

When you let the troubles go, that’s when you will feel free.

 

There’s one great master said, “Before you go to bed, simply drop everything that is bothering you.”

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What is this… washi tape flowers and follow your intuition?

 

It’s easier said than done, isn’t it?

I’ve tried both ways – when I let go and when I don’t.

Sometimes, before bedtime, I’d mentally remind myself to let go of troubles or worries or whatever happened on the day or even things that already long gone.  Because I just wanted to rest and sleep well.

There were also times I was too stubborn to let go.  I kept thinking and thinking.  My brain was so active I could hardly sleep no matter how hard I tried.  No doubt that I looked awful when I woke up.

Am I doing anything good for my health in the long run if I continue this way?

Thus, I want to remind myself whenever I see this Gratitude Journal – let the troubles go, let it be, let the leaves grow.  Take it easy.

Hope this helps to remind you as well.  It (whatever the trouble or worry is) all begins with our own mind.  Maybe it’s difficult to let all go in the blink of an eye.

Try it one night at a time.  Let go one thing you don’t like at a time.

 

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