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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Chapter 8, Page 16, Book 16

There's a huge difference between giving up and letting go
Giving up is sacrificing what
was rightfully yours,
and letting go is forgetting what never was
Author Unknown

August 16th- let it go

There is a big difference between giving up and letting go. Giving up means selling yourself short. It means allowing fear and struggle to limit your opportunities and keep you stuck. Letting go means freeing yourself from something that is no longer serving you. Giving up reduces your life. Letting go expands it. Giving up is imprisoning. Letting go is liberation. Giving up is self-defeat. Letting go is self-care.

  Daniell Koepke

People in general have a tendency to give up easily while they have a hard time letting go. The difference lies in the attitude of a person. The difference is in the positive and negative acts.
Giving up signals hopelessness. When we give up without letting go, we are often embittered, angry and frustrated.

As we live and experience things, we must recognize what belongs and what doesn’t, what works and what doesn’t, and then let things go when you know you should.  

The phrase Let Go and Let God says it all. Yet, letting go and letting God is probably one of the most difficult things to do.

In the end it all boils down to gratitude and trust; Grateful for the moment. Trusting in the future.  That is the very essence of letting go.

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. 

Sarah Louise Delany


betty said...

So true about giving up and letting go. I tend to give something to God and then still worry about it, especially if I have no control over it, not that we have control over much. I need to let go sooner and not give up so soon. A very timely blog today, Ma.



I have recently done this in my life. It is sound advice to LET it GO.

Rick Watson said...

This is a great topic. I think I'm going to borrow this one in the future. I hope you don't mind.