Letting Go

It’s not easy, letting go. Quite a few friends of mine have spent the last week letting go of kids who’re going off to start college. Just the idea puts a knot in my stomach the size of Rhode Island, because I have one more year before Ryan follows suit. It makes me want to take this year and bottle it so it can’t go anywhere. I don’t want to let a minute out of my sight.

Insert Suzy Bogguss song here. ๐Ÿ™‚ And pass the tissues, please. I watched the video and lost it completely, but that’s just me.

But right now I’m thinking of a different letting go. Recently I figured out that if I stop worrying about what might happen and what might go wrong, things flow a whole lot easier, and more often than not,ย I get what I wanted in the first place.

I had a long explanation in mind, complete with parables, but then I saw this and, as usual, a picture is worth a thousand words:


Maybe I should’ve been a photographer. ๐Ÿ™‚


3 thoughts on “Letting Go

  1. There was a Lao Tzu quote on FB this morning: If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you’re anxious, you’re living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. Definitely a good reminder!

  2. Oh, I love that Lao Tzu quote. I definitely need to keep it in mind. I spend way too much time worrying about both past and future. It’s debilitating sometimes.

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