Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Letting Go

~Let Go and Let God~

I've a worrier. No, really. I don't think people really get how MUCH I worry or some of the funny things I worry ABOUT.
This morning, at 3am, I was wide awake, thinking about what would happen if we added on to our kitchen. No, that's not really true. Ok..here goes. I was worried about what would happen if we added on to our kitchen and we didn't get it all sealed up and mice were able to come in.  Now we have TALKED about, and DAYDREAMED about adding on, but have no  plans to do this anytime soon, but I was wide awake, worried about mice.
Now, I don't think MICE are what I am REALLY worried about. I seem to just take off with random stuff like this when I have added stress or issues going on in my life, and there is a lot on my mind right now.

So this morning I just "happened" to find this.

Letting Go

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 to 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 own destinies.
 To “Let Go” is not to be protective, it is 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, but 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 regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To “Let Go” is to fear less and love more. – Unknown.

I'm working on this. 
I wish I knew why I obsess and worry about things I have absolutely NO control over.  

My husband, is a laid back, total non-worrier. In fact, he always tells me, "I don't HAVE to worry about anything, because YOU worry enough for the two of us."

It's not fun, being a worrier!   To worry about things you have no control over, or choices that other people have made.

Hoping I can get better at this! I'm sure my family..and my stomach...would thank me! 


Melanie said...

Great poem and soooo true. .now your comment to my scripture verses the other day makes a lot of sense!! I think that people naturally go through seasons of worry in their lives. .some blessed with more seasons than others. .but hopefully you can get control over it. .before it gets control over you. .read and pray girlfriend. .read and pray!!

~Tonia said...

Like it! I am the more of a worrier than hubby but not as much as I use to be!

Rhonda said...

Thank you for sharing that poem, Becky. A lot of good things to think about! I hope you can improve in this area, I know I need to as well, and *maybe* have made a little progress in the last year or so. :)