Happiness is something that must come from within. In the end, we ourselves are the ones who have the control and must decide each and everyday to be happy. In the last few years of my life I have had to learn to let go of a number of things. A lot of them have not been easy. The biggest being the relationship I had with my now ex-husband.
Learning to let go of someone whom I thought I would spend the rest of my life with was not easy. Letting go of that love, goals for the future and shared experiences was extremely difficult. These feelings will always be with me but in the end I have learned that in order to be happy I had to let go of the emotions and dreams.
I recently traded off my truck for a different vehicle. This was another example of letting go. For a lot of people a truck is a truck. For me, my truck was a symbol of how my life used to be. It was associated with my life while I was married and the experiences I went through. Just like with the rest of my life I decided that it was time to let go of those memories because they no longer have any bearing on my future.
People tend to hang onto feelings and the way things used to be rather than focusing their energy onto the here and now. When I let go of my truck I felt a sense of relief and empowerment. I was taking a step forward out of the muck rather than staying stuck. Do not get me wrong, I loved my truck but it was only a truck. Many new experiences await me, bring them on!
Thought of the day: Is a sleeping bag a nap sack?
Quote of the day: Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse (poet)