I am taking part in the Photo-A-Day Challenge for August 2012. The word for August 1 is "outside." After much thought, I chose this picture. It reminds me to keep the "old stuff" cleaned out - not to dwell on, but to let go of: old hurts, wounds (intentionally inflicted or not), offenses, rejections, misunderstandings ... In order to move forward and have room in my heart for the simple pleasures, for love, joy, peace - I must chose to let go of the "junk" of the past and extend forgiveness. Choose to toss the old stinkin'-thinkin' garbage of the past outside and enjoy the fresh newness of today!