Thirteen Things To Leave in 2013

Hope you’ve had a great first few weeks of 2014!

Since my “Things to Leave in 2013” series was such a big hit on Instagram and Facebook, I thought I would post all thirteen things here in one place in case you missed any. I hope you’ve already left all of these things in 2013…but just in case, here’s a reminder! (And there’s absolutely no time like the present to lose the dead weight.) 🙂

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AND…after you leave ALL these things in 2013, here’s what I encourage you to BRING into 2014…




37 Responses to “ Thirteen Things To Leave in 2013 ”

  1. Amy
    January 10, 2014

    Thank you! I am truly inspired and at a time inspiration was much needed! There are no words to express my gratitude. Bless you!

    • Arwen
      January 17, 2014

      Im a single mother, the father left us when I am 3mos, for another girl. 2013 was the hardest, painful and worst year for me. Now its a new year, hoping that I can start fresh with my baby. I totally agree with this. Although its hard to do, but I think im getting there, eventually. Letting go, what ifs and moving on is very hard after so many hardships, but Im still thinking that maybe its for my own good. God has a plan, he wont leave me. 🙂

  2. dawn
    January 10, 2014

    My 2014 mantra is Letting Go. Letting go of “could haves/should haves/if onlys”. To focus on whats going on in front of me. To look through the “windshield” of my life more than the rearview mirror. To look forward to the day that dull ache in my heart is gone. To let go of wondering what “he” is thinking or how “he” could have done this, but to focus on me and how to make my life better, brighter, happier the way I am right now. To trust in God, that He’s got this! Working for MY good! That I’m here because that is where I need to be. To keep my faith despite my circumstances or my “feelings”. To trust, that its going to work out the way He wants it too, and that is better than anything I could even imagine. 🙂

    • Carmen
      January 10, 2014

      Oooooh child I hear you!!! AMEN to all of that! Leaving all of that behind and moving ahead 🙂

    • Kerry
      January 11, 2014

      Amen!!!! Thank you for ur comment! This spoke to Me and I must remember this even though I know it – I need to feel it in My Heart!

    • Georgie
      January 11, 2014

      I LOVED these & sent them via email to friends everyday up to the New Year…they were a hit
      Thanks Mandy & Happy New Year!!

    • uche
      January 11, 2014

      I’m really touched. It’s as if they are written because me

    • Toni
      January 28, 2014

      Totally written to me, for me. Thanks for sharing this. Needed it.

  3. Nortorsha Campbell
    January 10, 2014

    This is beautiful

  4. Star
    January 10, 2014

    Such EXCELLENT advice, Kudos to you!

  5. Jennifer
    January 10, 2014

    One of my devotions said rather than choose resolutions or goals for 2014, pick One Word. Pray about what your word will be because your entire year will revolve around this. I loved the challenge. I believe God wants my word to be PEACE. I plan on studying the word, the meaning, other cultures’ meaning and everything I do will be in an attempt to find peace in my life. I loved your 13 things to leave behind and with you on making 2014 the best yet!

  6. Rachal
    January 10, 2014

    U hit the nail on the head. I’m guilty of partaking in all those things. I’m 32yrs old and I will be better. Dealing with “stuff” can be extremely hard but I have a 3yr old daughter who looks up to me, so I have to let it go for her. She’s my future…..great advice! Much appreciated!!

  7. Ronnie
    January 10, 2014

    YYEESS. Absolutely. AMEN

  8. Belgian
    January 10, 2014

    Kudos! You’re giving me a little light for a better 2014. 🙂

  9. Kim
    January 10, 2014

    Thanks, I needed to not only hear but read the things to let go of I I’m currently divorced after 24yrs. He asked for it and I spiraled. Yet funny thing is I began to realize about 2003 that I was the one truly unhappy so there you have keep sending your messages

  10. Suzie
    January 10, 2014

    Great quotes. Time to move forward in 2014. We women need to take back our smiles indeed.
    When will the Christian Mingle adventures be posted? I heard you mention the partnership on the 700 Club.

    Best Wishes,

  11. January 10, 2014

    Thank You, Excelent Advice, happy new year 2014

  12. Iva
    January 10, 2014

    Thank you. Beautiful. I am embracing this!

  13. Anna
    January 10, 2014

    Here’s to 2014 ladies!!! Love your post as well Dawn I’m going to think of a word tonight. Many hale thankyou for all you’re inspiring quotes. I wish everyone peace, love for 2014:) love your sister friend from Canada

  14. debra
    January 11, 2014

    A plus on all the above

  15. Ashcamy
    January 11, 2014

    Thank you so much r the enlighting words. My partner cheated on me n I was devasted. My world crushed down. I was feeling weak n hopless. Than I decided Im on my own .I dont need 2 b with someone who do not value me n my love. Im happy now bring single and able to do things I want 2 do. Yoyr words are a moral booster. Tq n god bless you.

  16. Olivia Perryman
    January 11, 2014

    So awesome. Why did I begrudge the thought that I am an awesome woman of God? Also that it CAN be great to be a woman NOW. Much Love to your works. Blessings.

  17. Audrey
    January 11, 2014

    Thank you for this. Last year was a tough one, but I got through it. This, along with a lyric from a song I’ve loved for 25 years will remind me of my uniqueness & to continue to embrace it.

  18. Laurie
    January 11, 2014

    Thank you!! You are really helping this single momma move on and forgive!! So glad I found this site and your books.

  19. Patricia
    January 11, 2014

    Wonderful advice. I embrace all of them and take them to heart. Thank you. Thank you.

  20. Pamela
    January 11, 2014

    Thank you so much for the uplifting words, that I will hold dear to my heart and, I will feed off all thirteen topics. And, 2014 will be a blessed year. Thank you!

  21. January 12, 2014

    Yet,another inspiring post from my Single Guru.

  22. January 12, 2014

    For me , 2013 was like discovering that someone has stolen my self-worth and my identity. God showed me that through relationships, failures, and mistakes. I had adapted a spirit of fear, doudt, and low self-worth.
    In 2014 I will walk in my worth.

  23. Yab
    January 12, 2014

    This will surely help you get your life back on track. Thank you so much.

  24. Jennifer
    January 14, 2014

    So needed to read this ❤️ felt like my happiness was slipping away because I’ve been single my whole life but it’s not ❤️ Thank you

  25. Annette
    January 20, 2014

    Reading all of this is helping me to take new steps towards 2014 and rethink my past decisions along with my current. I speak new things into my life. Thank you.

  26. January 21, 2014

    My sister sent me your website and I like it very much. Very inspiring and so many stories match my own. Smiling and enjoying the single life every new day!!

  27. January 24, 2014

    Beautiful! Your messages are truly inspiring 🙂

  28. Janice
    January 24, 2014

    thank you for inspiring women of today, Mandy. Truly, you are God’s instrument in encouraging people.

  29. Shanitha
    January 25, 2014

    YES, YES, AND YES AGAIN!!! Thank you for allowing God to use you. I have your book and I love it.

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