Let it Go Day
Did you know that today is National Let it Go Day?
Let it Go Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy, of Wellcat Holidays and Herbs. The duo created the themed day with the intent of encouraging others throughout the world to let go of their regrets and forgive themselves for actions taken in the past.
I don’t know about you, but letting go has never been my strong suit (seriously, just ask my siblings). Whether it’s a person, a belief, or a tangible emotion, I have a tendency to hold on to some things a little too long.
I’ve held unnecessary grudges when instead, I could have moved past whatever issue prompted my ill behavior towards another person.
As a young woman who has a tendency to want to be in control of her life, letting go of problems, anxieties and hurt isn’t always a walk in the park. But, the older I get, the more I realize the importance of letting the wrong things (and unfortunately sometimes the right things at the wrong time) go.
Living in the past is a dangerous, slippery slope. Don’t get me wrong, there are beautiful memories there. Moments I want to play on repeat like birthday parties and first dates. But there are also times of regret and sorrow that I never want to have to relive again.
I worry about the future. I stress about where I will go in life. Yet God says in Matthew 6:27: “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” If worrying did add to the longevity of my life, I’m confident that I would live to be 150 at least.
Letting go to me means giving everything up to God. Giving Him control of my life. Which, for me, is not an easy task. I’m trusting that His plan for me far exceeds the one that I have mapped out in my head.
I plan on counting my blessings this Let it Go Day and making a conscious effort to let go of the many things in my life that I can’t change.
I’ve found that it’s a lot easier to live my life learning to gracefully let things go. Although I’m still working on the “gracefully” part, moving forward is getting easier to do everyday.
I’ve still got quite a bit of life to live. I plan on living it knowing that there is promise and hope in my future.
I’ve still got a lot of adventures to embark upon. I figure the more situations in life I go into with an open mind and heart, the better each adventure will be.
The big thing will be remembering to let the little things go each day and focus on the benefits of doing so.
Happy national Let it Go Day, everyone! Cheers to the next adventure!