Thursday, February 12, 2015

Let It Go

The flowers are just because some days we just have
to pause and smell the flowers and be GRATEFUL.
They are shining in my garden right now.

Having worked for the company that has the slogan "Just Do It".   Plus always having dreams and working to achieve those dreams, my attitude was always one of "Just Do It".  Just make it happen for you know there are ways of getting it done.  So it was a bit of a surprise to myself when recently I had a dream that woke me during the night and left me with the message, "Let it Go".  Now this isn't an easy one to face, but I believe it came from having to do very little for 6 weeks while I recuperated from surgery.  I could see the dust bunnies floating on the floor and I knew so much wasn't getting done, especially to my standards.  I still have dreams and things I want to do; but that message kept coming, "Let it Go".   I don't like it, really I don't.  In all my years I haven't had to think in this direction.  I am struggling with it.  I know there are still dreams to come true and places to go; but I also know there are some things I need to let go.  So riding along with my word for this year of "Grateful" is coming "Let it Go".  Where this will take me, I am not sure; but I have some mighty lessons to learn this year, lessons I am not sure I want to learn.  A different direction I may be headed.  The journey will be full of surprises, delights, frustrations, and even anger.  Not something I usually mention here, but some days are just like this and we learn, we turn, and move forward into new avenues of life.   I need to open my heart to what is coming and just let other things go.  Round and round we go, where we end nobody knows.  Will there be surprises, will there be frustrations, heck yeh!  But now I will be watching and noticing, for life is a delightful journey and sometimes I have to learn to "let it go".

Do you find there are days where you just have to "let it go"?


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Oh yes, I've let my standard of house cleaning drop over the years. Life is too short to be inside cleaning on a beautiful day or when hubby suddenly says 'let's go...' I've learned to drop things and be spontaneous.
This certainly isn't my personality and it's hard to change, isn't it?
You have been sent a message in your dream Marilyn and you're obviously taking it seriously. :-)

Laura Morrigan said...

I love crocuses! Don't be so hard on yourself is one of my lessons this year!

Tracy said...

Oh, yes... each day, even in tiny ways, can be a lesson in "let it go", depending on what's going on. In the past couple of years I've been in this place of letting things go too--dreams, ideas, etc. Very much a new avenue is has been and still is being paved for me... I'm OK with this, strangely enough. And I'm liking the whole "it' the journey, not the destination"-thing. I think being allowing for some flexibility helps our hearts stay open to what's happening, or could happen. Change isn't easy, but leaving room to open a new door, I don't want to be afraid to do that. WOW, some great things to think about, Marilyn! :o) Be kind to yourself as you take some new-to-you avenues. ((HUGS))

Linda P. said...

The pretty crocuses indicate Springtime is on the way for you. It must be difficult to 'let it go' if 'just do it' has been your philosphy in the past. In my retirement there are activities that need attention such as household management and paperwork, house maintenance and so on, but thankfully my time is my own to be as active as my age allows or otherwise. I'm sure there are fulfilling days ahead for you Marilyn.

Mary said...

Here's a quote I saw yesterday at World Market on my way to have the spinal injections (yes got 2). I was stressed about finding the office bldg. and I didn't want to stop, but Bob insisted as he had a $10 off coupon about to expire and they have English marmalade, and ginger nuts, Mars bars etc., more sweets, sigh!

Perhaps there was a reason - when I saw this quote written on a hanging board (I kinda wish I purchased it now!) I made sense and I felt better. I too have decided 'let it go' to many things lately!


Love you dear friend - Mary

Storybook Woods said...

I agree it is hard to let it go, to just be in the moment. It is something I am working on. Clarice

Angela McRae said...

"Let it go" is something my husband says to me a lot (usually when I'm venting about someone/something that is wearing upon the nerves). And much as I hate to admit it, he is usually right!

Steph said...

Oh, yes - I tend to be a "just do it" girl, as well. So these "let it go" lessons are sometimes a challenge, but I think you're up to the task! Looking forward to a tea time soon.