The Security Blanket (8/19)

Growing up did you have a favorite childhood blanket? I did! It started out brand new and really nice but by the time I was 5 or 6 years old, it looked awful. It had holes in it, strings coming off it, it had been washed 100 times and looked like it was ready for the trash can. I remember my mother trying to toss it but I was not letting that happen. No! I loved that blanket no matter how worn or torn or raggedy it looked, it was my security. People are also like childhood blankets. We pick a partner and we are so in love with them. We love everything about them. We want to be with them all the time, go on trips with them, and basically not leave home without them, much like carrying our childhood security blanket around. Over time, we care a little bit less about the partner that we picked because we begin to see they’re not as attractive as they were in the beginning, we begin to see holes in them, the beauty starts to fade. But instead of getting a new partner, we keep hanging on to them because it’s our security blanket. No matter how toxic, ugly, or raggedy they become we just keep hanging on to them because that’s our security blanket. That partner or person in your life that is toxic, the mask has fallen off, the real deal has been exposed…LET THEM GO! Get rid of them like you would your childhood blanket. They no longer serve a purpose. They do not keep you secure. They are really just a bunch of threads just barely intact. They are really just gone. Let go of what’s already gone. #dealingtohealing

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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