I love to travel. So does my family.  Working in TV I got to travel to and cover some amazing stories. Traveling in TV is not an easy task, nor is it something which is light. I remember my last trip to Europe I took seventeen 18.43″ x 14.00″ x 7.62″ Pelican Case full of equipment, that didn’t include my personal luggage. Whoa, I know.

Although I still travel quite a lot, I still have a tendency to take too much luggage. Invariably, I discover that we don’t need everything I’ve have carried along but still have to carry it.  It becomes a burden throughout my trips.

Isn’t life like that?  We carry along excess baggage that we don’t need and it increases the difficulty of our journey.  The baggage might be anger, bitterness, lack of forgiveness, or just plain negative thinking.  We certainly don’t need those attitudes to have a successful journey and they really add to the burden. Maybe we ought to get rid of that excess baggage.

Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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  1. and I think sometimes we wonder why we are so tired…when actually it is because we are carrying around so much baggage but we don't know it.

  2. Eine solche usefule blog … wow!!

  3. I hope you would not have reservations if I put up a part of this on my univeristy blog?

    • Bernadette thats fine. Please make sure you link back. I hope you enjoyed it.