Tuesday, March 16, 2010

LET GO


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 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’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 own 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 and regulate anybody but to try to become what I dream to 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.

~Author unknown~


3 comments:

~Rain``` said...

Timely. There are several things that have been niggling on my mind. Sometimes I let fear take control. Good reminder on what it means to let go.

Cons-structions said...

This poem is a good reminder even with my adult children! Thanks for sharing it.

The Walker Family said...

Thank you so much for posting this Kimmy...I really needed to read that, it's a keeper! (And your graphics are always so perfect!)
Have a great day!