Wednesday, January 23, 2013

To Let Things Go

A creative lady I know posted this on Facebook late last year and it has been on my mind ever since. I'm not normally one for these sayings and to post them, but this is something in particular I've been working on about myself - letting things go. For as long as I can remember I've been one to hold ridiculous grudges over things that simply just do not matter. I've lived in houses with people and not spoken to them for months on end because forgiving them and letting it go just wasn't something that I could previously consider at the time. I also let it bother me for kilometres afterwards when cars cut me off at roundabouts. Even though I've accidentally cut cars off in the exact same circumstance. 

Learning to let go of those completely unnecessary bouts of anger and annoyance has freed up so much of my energy that can be invested in the things that do matter. I still get hung up on silly things like customers at my work, but it is a matter of being able to remove your self from the situation and learn to not be so sensitive about everything. A lady I work with told me I was a little too sensitive about other peoples reactions and just having that said to me was as though a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Such a simple observation really made me think about why things bothered me & if they were truly worth worrying about.

The area I live in has a roundabout almost everywhere you turn, so being cut off is a regular occurrence. While Luke & I were out and about last week I was cut off quite close and rather than let it bother me and trigger a bout of road rage I was able to center myself and focus on just how easy it is to make such a mistake and it wasn't as if the other driver wanted to cause an accident. And by the time the thought unfurled I was off the roundabout and Luke & I had already started talking about something else. Being able to stop myself and question the situation has helped me to not take anything unnecessary on board. And evaluate the things I need to let go of. 

(If you know the source of this image, please leave me a comment so I can link it correctly)


  1. This post could not have come at a better time for me.. I need a lot of help in the 'letting go' department but this is so true. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I actually think that photo has been circulating around the web like no other mother, but this is what I found:

    Also, thank you for this post. I know you said you don't usually post things like that but thank you so much for being REAL. I think, we as women, focus on the negative sometimes and hold grudges. It's definitely not just you. It's something that I'm striving to perfect every day as well. Thanks for posting. Loving your blog.

    amanda @ we and serendipity

  3. I find it really hard to let go of things, something I need to learn and practice this year!

    Have a lovely weekend,

  4. I definitely need to make more of an effort to learn how to let things go. Great post!

  5. Love that quote so much, we can all learn to let certain things go!! Great post a wonderful blog :)

    Emily @

  6. It's always important to never, never, never bear the weight of the world. There're far more important things which are under your own control, so you have to do the best out of those!


  7. This quote is so great and true. I'm definitely trying to live with this mentality :)

    x Gi


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