Letting 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’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!

Remember, the time to love is short.

….author unknown

Hope for the New Year

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In the course of holiday activities my husband found time to work in the attic and present piles of stuff to the grown children for them to sort through and decide what to keep and what to get rid of.  He presented a long forgotten pile of artwork to me from college and grad school that I was very happy to rediscover. A nagging question of late surfaced in that pile of artwork: “What happened to the artist I was?” Where did she go, that young, passionate girl who was driven then to follow her artistic path? I found pieces of her in the pile of artwork and I intend to give her time to create and room to breathe.  This is my hope for the new year.