I did something this morning that I wasn’t sure I could do. I let go of the problems my son’s girlfriend has. Let go of feeling responsible for her emotional well-being *nods head* I did. I gave her back her own power, her own self. Within hours she came to me in tears… telling me she wants to find the way to change.
That wasn’t all I let go of today. I let go of the compulsion that I had to know what happened with Chris. Some things I do know now. The rest? Not knowing doesn’t change who I am or who I am becoming. I let go of the doubt, the uncertainty.
Sleep come visit me tonight and stay a little longer… please? pretty please? with a cherry on top?
To Let Go Takes Love
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 is the realization that I can’t control another.
To let go is not to enable,
but to 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 is 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 own destinies.
To let go is not to be protective;
it is 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 to correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes, and to cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize and 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 to live for the future.
To let go is to fear less and to love more.