Friday, February 4

Letting Go Takes Love

A friend sent this to me. I thought 
you might enjoy it:

 
To let go does not mean to stop caring,
   it means I can't do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
   it's the realization I can't control 
another.
To let go is not to enable,
   but allow learning from natural 
consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, 
which means
   the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or 
blame another,
   it's to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for,
   but to care about.
To let go is not to fix,
   but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge,
   but to allow another to be a human 
being.
To let go is not to be in the middle 
arranging all the outcomes,
   but to allow others to affect their 
destinies.
To let go is not to be protective,
   it's to permit another to face 
reality.
To let go is not to deny,
   but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue,
   but instead to search out my own 
shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything 
to my desires,
   but to take each day as it comes and 
cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize or 
regulate anybody,
   but to try to become what I dream 
I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
   but to grow and live for the future.

*To let go is to fear less and love more
       *and
To let go and to let God, is to find peace!
 
 
------ author unknown

11 comments:

Celia said...

Amen,sister!

Travelin'Oma said...

Letting go means we have to admit we aren't always right. That's the hard part.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A lot of truth in ALL this, Judy...!
"Let Go, Let God"....I like that, the most!

Pat said...

A big lesson to learn but worth it in the end.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I have to agree with Travelin'Oma....and we aren't always right. I think that's a hard lesson to learn for some people. Happy weekend Judy...

Granny Annie said...

Not a day goes by in my life that I don't have to remind myself to "let go and let God."

Arkansas Patti said...

That applies to so many phases of our lives from our children to our parents.
I have a friend in need of this and will pass it on.
Thanks.

srp said...

What a lovely reading.... letting go is the hardest thing for we humans... such control freaks we are.

Dianne said...

that's beautiful
it helped to read it
thank you

Darlene said...

What a lovely post and it's so full of wisdom.

LL Cool Joe said...

I love this, and it's very true!