Blog Every Day in May Challenge- Day 30
to this term: Letting Go
That’s what this post is supposed to be about and how lucky is that, since I already wrote a whole section on it in How to be Happy! I talked about letting go of the past, painful memories, old hurts..
“Let It Go…
work on forgiving the people that hurt you. It doesn’t
make anything they did right; it’s just you letting it no longer have power
over you. It’s for your own freedom.”
There you go! I just ooze wisdom sometimes!
Okay, I feel like I’m kind of cheating if I don’t write something new. So, I’ll reflect on it in a different way for this post.
For the parents out there:
|That ink on the table did not come off easy! But she worked so hard to make that picture for me!|
Let go of your ridiculously high expectations, both for yourself and of your kids. Let go of the need to have your house spotless. Let go of perfection, it’s exhausting! Let go of the urgency, the rushing, the time constraints. Stop looking at the clock altogether for a while and just revel in the moment.
|There were once flowers here, but I see a moment of childish joy, creativity, concentration, pride, imagination, ingenuity…. all much more important.|
Really BE there with your kids when you get to spend time with them and enjoy them! Notice the tiniest things that delight them. Things you would normally rush by to get your next errand done.
Kids really do grow up too fast. You’ll have plenty of time when they’re older to have a squeaky clean house, perfect garden, spotless furniture.
So your kid drew on your couch? Explain why it’s not okay, but then LET IT GO! It’s not the end of the world. It may not even be remembered, but the relationship you have, your love, understanding, and joy for life will be.
What’s one thing you stress over that you can let go of?