“Letting go is not the hard part. Learning to start over doing something different is the hard part.”
The older I get, the more I realize the importance of letting go. As you get older you’ll make incredible friends that influence your life in the best way, but you will also meet people that hurt you and bring you down. You will learn that not every person you allow in your life is meant to be there.
There are so many different situations in life where you must learn to let go. Letting go of a friend that influences you in a negative way, letting go of the person who you thought was the right one but broke your heart into a billion pieces, or even letting go of the anger you have towards the person that cut you off driving this morning. Whatever it is, letting go of that one thing that you want to keep in your life, but no longer serves you any purpose, is what hurts us but helps us.
Let go of what you can’t change. Don’t stress over situations you can’t control. “By letting go of what I can’t control, I can turn my heart toward what I can, and this opens the door to an incredible possibility.” Bad things are going to happen in life, but you can control how tightly you hold onto them. Don’t think about it as deleting the memories but simply making room for better memories to come.
It’s difficult and scary and may make you feel like you’re giving up. You will have times that you feel completely fine and then other times find yourself with tears streaming down your face. You will need support and that is 100% okay. It’s okay to talk to someone or cry on someone’s shoulder. Letting go of something you have held onto for a while is not easy…but know that you deserve more. You don’t deserve to hold onto that pain or anger and have it weigh you down. If you are thinking that “it’s easier said than done,” you are correct. I understand and I know what it feels like to want to keep holding on with more hope, but that will only destroy you.
Appreciate what remains and look forward to what’s coming next. Know you will be okay!