Thursday, October 16, 2008

Piece I found...

I put this on my wall in the office a few weeks ago:

LETTING GO TAKES LOVE

To let go does not mean to stop caring,
it means I can't do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
it's the realization I can't control another.
To let go is not to enable,
but allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness,
which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
it's to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for,
but to care about.
To let go is not to fix,
but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their destinies.
To let go is not to be protective,
it's to permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny,
but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue,b
ut instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize or regulate anybody,
but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.
To let go is to fear less and love more

Remember: The time to love is short

-Author Unknown

2 comments:

amy said...

Thank you. As a sober woman, going through a very difficult time lately, I really needed to read this.

Marci Rasmussen said...

I also have this sitting front and center on my work station and have had it since 2/2001 when I entered the wonderful life of sobriety.
I found your blog site last week. Haven't made it though all your writings, but I am so enjoying it.
Written lots myself. It's nice to go back and see where you are no longer at. Tough sometimes, but wouldn't trade it. Look forward to staying in touch. M