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Balloons signify trying to hold onto something but also signify letting go. A balloon that escapes your grasp and is unable to be retrieved is a very sinking, empty, and scary feeling– it’s lost into the wild blue yonder, never to be seen or touched again. With life, holding onto something that is not staying with you by choice (tugging on the balloon strings, so to speak), is also very sinking, empty, and scary feeling… that is until you let it go and feel how freeing the release is. Sometimes we struggle so hard to keep something or someone with us, that we don’t see that the answer lies in letting go.

Blush’s lyrics point to this, “Embrace the light, the silence will be broken once you face your fright. Reflection of the being who you are inside who shines so bright and get you up and away.”

Also, with the past, many times people focus on the past to the point that the past brings them down. Take the balloon strings and fly up and away with the balloon– past the past and into the now. Those experiences and people from the past who weigh you down need to be left behind. Float up and away into the heights of happiness and sunshine of today… the now.

As Kid Cudi so eloquently puts it, “up up and away ’cause they’re gonna judge me anyway so whatever.”

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Being brave is not the absence of fear or being unafraid.

Being brave is having fears and doubts but despite these feelings, you live, love, and laugh. Being brave is knowing that things will change one day.

Being brave is landing on your feet and continuing to strive for what you want again and again.

Being brave is loving even though you’ve been hurt or betrayed.¬†Being brave is believing in the power of love.

Being brave is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who hurts you.

Being brave is when someone keeps having to say they are sorry and you stop believing them. Being brave is to say that you are not sorry and walking away.

Letting go, moving forward, and being okay is being brave.

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Balloons have many metaphorical meanings. Balloons can be used to describe both holding on and letting go.

“There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” Terry Pratchett
“There are times in life when people must know WHEN to let go. Balloons teach us this.” Deborah Tindle

Balloons signify trying to hold onto something but also signify letting go. A balloon that escapes your grasp and is unable to be retrieved is a very sinking, empty, and scary feeling– it’s lost into the wild blue yonder, never to be seen or touched again. With life, holding onto something that is not staying with you by choice (tugging on the balloon strings, so to speak), is also very sinking, empty, and scary feeling… that is until you let it go and feel how freeing the release is. Sometimes we struggle so hard to keep something or someone with us, that we don’t see that the answer lies in letting go. Blush’s lyrics point to this, “Embrace the light, the silence will be broken once you face your fright. Reflection of the being who you are inside who shines so bright and get you up and away.” Blush Up Up and Away

Also, with the past, many times people focus on the past to the point that the past brings them down. Take the balloon strings and fly up and away with the balloon– past the past and into the now. Those experiences and people from the past who weigh you down need to be left behind. Float up and away into the heights of happiness and sunshine of today… the now. As Kid Cudi so eloquently puts it, “up up and away ’cause they’re gonna judge me anyway so whatever.” Kid Cudi Up Up and Away¬†

Broken Trust? You may forgive that person but you will never trust that person again. Trust is like broken glass– once it is broken, it will never be the same again. But don’t blame the person for disappointing you. Instead, blame yourself for expecting too much from him / her. Further, being a good person does not guarantee that others will be good people too. You only have control over yourself about how you chose to be as a person. And as for the others, you can chose to accept them or walk away.

Words may lie but actions will always tell the truth. Liars are weak– they are not strong enough to face the truth. With actions, someone who won’t lift a finger to call and / or spend time with you, lift five fingers and wave goodbye. Spend time with those that love you unconditionally. Do not waste time on those who only love when conditions are **right** for them.

Only trust those who see three things in you. First: sorrow behind your smile. Second: love being your anger. Third: reason behind your silence.

The past should be a learning experience, not an everlasting punishment. What is done is done. The past shouldn’t be a burden but a learning experience. Accept your past as it cannot be changed, edited, erased, or forgotten. What defines you is how you RISE after you fall. So, never look back as it distracts from the now. Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you. When something bad happens, you can (1) let it define you -or- (2) let it destroy you -or- (3) let it STRENGTHEN you. When you change the way you look at things (PERSPECTIVE), the things you look at change– which includes your past.

Conflict and blame versus walking away and silence

Some people love conflict and love the blame game. Walk away as the battle they are fighting is not with you– it is with themselves. Realize that some people are removed from your life for a reason. So think before you chase after these people. Being strong doesn’t mean fighting the battle. Being strong means being able to walk away with your head held high. Being strong also sometimes means being silent. Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing. Some people are not even worth your words. Silence is powerful. Those who love to battle don’t expect silence. They expect words, motion, offense / defense, and back / forth. Silence speaks when words cannot. Have strength to walk away– and have strength to stay silent.