Monday, May 11, 2009

Per Last Post

I found this and hope that when the time is right the people I know who are hurting right now will be able to read it with clear eyes.
"To let go isn't to forget,
not to think about, or ignore.
It doesn't leave feelings of anger, jealousy, or regret.
Letting go isn't about winning or losing.
It's not about pride and it's not about how you appear,
and it's not obsessing or dwelling on the past.
Letting go isn't blocking memories or thinking sad thoughts,
and doesn't leave emptiness, hurt, or sadness.
It's not about giving in or giving up.
Letting go isn't about loss and it's not about defeat.
To let go is to cherish the memories,
but to overcome and move on.
It is having an open mind confidence in the future.
Letting go is learning and experiencing and growing.
To let go is to be thankful for the experiences
that made you laugh,
made you cry,
and made you grow.
It's about all that you have,
all that you had, and all that you will soon gain.
Letting go is having the courage to accept change,
and the strength to keep moving.
Letting go is growing up.
It is realizing that the heart can sometimes be the most potent remedy.
To let go is to open a door,
and to clear a path and set yourself free."
I don't know who wrote this, and I don't know where I got it. I put it in quotation marks so you'll know I'm not trying to plagiarize.
Merry ME


Anonymous said...

This sounds like Melody Beattie who wrote 'The Language of Letting Go', a worthwhile and comforting read anytime. lg

Sorrow said...

thats one to keep and share..
Thank you...

Fire Byrd said...

What lovely words, and so true.
Good post.