I had a vinyl window cling in my window that no longer was applicable so I removed it.  At first glance, it appeared to come off without leaving a trace, but when sunlight came, the outline of the decal was quite apparent. 

I washed the window and the same thing happened: at first it seemed like the residue had disappeared, but when I viewed it in daylight, the outline remained. I needed to use the trusty Goo Gone and a lot of elbow grease to truly remove its presence.

Do you have experiences like this vinyl decal: you think it is easy to put them behind you, but in reality their effects linger on? Maybe in one light it’s possible to forget that it was there, but in other settings it is not.

Memories and experiences can be like this decal.  As much as you wish you could just make them disappear, their impact is deeper than that. Allow yourself some time and prepare for some effort to banish them.

— beth triplett


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