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Learning How To Love Letting Go

27 June 2017 Written by 

Some people come into your life just to teach you how to let go. This can be a difficult but important lesson to learn.

Sometimes others bring emotional or physical pain into our lives. And yet we love them and cling to the hope that things can or will change. So we hang in there, hoping. Eventually the pain gets too much to bear any longer. So we learn to let go.

There may be others in our lives who we really, really want to receive affirmation from. So we bow down, we scrape, we make ourselves become whatever we think the other person wants us to be. But we can never seem to receive that allusive affirmation that we were hoping to get. So we learn to let go.

Still others come into our lives broken and weak. We so desire to give them strength and help fix them so that they can go on, facing their future with hope and healing. Unfortunately, they embrace their victim-hood so completely that they are unwilling to move forward in their lives. So we learn to let go.

In learning to let go I learn that I am not in control of others. I am only in control of myself. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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