It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Chapter 2, Page 4, Book 16

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. 

Author Unknown

February 4th -When you let go of things, they let go of you.

As we grow older and wiser, we begin to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind.  Sometimes walking away 
is a step forward

We are all changing. Just because something was right for you in the past doesn’t mean it still is.  There are times you realize there are deliberate changes you need to make to keep up with the changes happening around you and within you.

It’s not surprising that as we grow older the lifestyle you’ve been living no longer fits.  I’ve had to let go of a lot of things over the years. The specific people and routines you’ve known forever no longer align with your values.  So you cherish all the memories, but find yourself letting go and moving on. What was right for you then is not necessarily right for you now.  Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather realizing that you have changed, and then learning to start over 

Growth and change may be painful sometimes, but nothing in life is as painful as staying stuck where you don’t belong.

Many carry heavy burdens from the past. People can carry with them anger, resentment, hurt and other stuff from the past. There comes a point in everyone's life when it is important and necessary to let go of stuff. The most important step in leaving some of this stuff behind, is to take that first step forward. Once we've taken it we will know it was the right step and the next one will be much easier.

Whatever is bringing you down, let it GO!  You don’t need that negativity in your life.  Keep calm and be positive.  Good things will happen.

To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and helped you learn and grow.  Live, let go, learn what you can and don’t waste energy worrying about the things you can’t change

Ultimately, the only thing you can ever really do is to keep moving forward

The first to apologize is the bravest.  
The first to forgive is the strongest.  
The first to move forward is the happiest.


jack69 said...

The last three statements are a great 'wrap-up'. Humans find it very hard to 'Let go', but it is sure a relief when you learn how!
Good one

betty said...

I too like those last three lines; so true with that advice and wisdom! It is so true too that we need to let go of those things that will consume us, like bitterness, unhappiness, anxiety, worry, etc. They do us no good and can cause our bodies harm. I have found too as I am getting older than I'm letting go of things I used to enjoy doing, like planning meals, where once I liked to spend time in the kitchen, now I'm opting for quicker easier meal preparation :)


Buttercup said...

The thing I keep learning and relearning is that change can be good or even great. Retiring opened up so many opportunities and I've enjoyed the changes in routine and activities that I've made. Grateful for all of the new opportunities.