October 23, 2018
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”
Looking back on my long life I have come to realize that the best things that happened, happened when I let go of what I was doing. Often it was not a big thing, more like making sure I allowed enough time to learn, have fun and to participate in what my city had to offer. Almost every time I stepped out of my comfort zone I entered on a path that took me to places and things I enjoyed.
The big step was when I let go of my job in the computer industry, there were many more reasons for me to stay then there were to leave. I was not sure what was going to be next, but it was time to leave. It was the best thing I ever did for my second career while not as rewarding monetarily it was unbelievably rewarding in all other respects.
I am up in years now but I continue to let go of what is not working so I can find what is. Here is an article that you might consider as you look to the years ahead.
LET YOURSELF GO
The other day my friend told me to let go…. he told me not to be so worried about what I’m doing, or what I look like, but to just let myself go once in awhile.
This really got me thinking. Maybe I should let go. Maybe I should do something crazy, just so I can say I did. I’ve got many long years ahead of me and plenty of time to live a fun and happy life.
Sometimes, an opportunity only knocks at the door once, and if you don’t answer it at that particular moment, then you’ll never get another chance. Life is tough, and most of the time we spend our days wondering why things go the way they do.
After thinking for awhile, I’m finally realizing that maybe thinking about this so much is wasting the time in which we could be going out and making the days go better. We’re wasting the time we have here on Earth. By attempting to figure out why life goes the way it does, we lose time when we could be having fun and living our lives to the fullest.
We are only here for a short amount of time. An average of 70-100 years seems long, but it goes faster then we realize. It’s so incredibly important to live every day to its fullest potential. When you’re 87 years old and laying on your death bed, do you want to look back and think of things that you wished you had done?
I don’t know about you but I want to look back and remember all the times when I let myself go and had fun. I want to remember the times when I actually let myself be open to try new things, and open the door to wonderful opportunities.
Life is only wonderful if you leave yourself open to be part of it. Think about it.
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
A terrific explosion occurs in a gunpowder factory, and once all the mess has been cleared up, an inquiry begins. One of the few survivors is pulled up to make a statement. “Okay Simpson,” says the investigator, “you were near the scene – what happened ?”
“Well, it’s like this. Old Charley Higgins was in the mixing room, and I saw him take a cigarette out of his pocket and light up.”
“He was smoking in the mixing room ?” the investigator said in stunned horror, “How long had he been with the company?”
“About 20 years, sir”
“20 years in the company, then he goes and strikes a match in the mixing room, I’d have thought it would have been the last thing he’d have done.”
“It was, sir.”
Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.
Two opposing candidates for county office happened to be sitting next to each other in the local diner. One turned to the other and said, “You know why I’m going to win this election? Because of my ‘personal touch.’ For example, I always tip waitresses really well and then ask them to vote for me.”
“Oh, really?” replied the other. “I always tip them a nickel and ask them to vote for you.”
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
Little Johnny’s father took his small son to the zoo. They were standing in front of the tiger’s cage at the zoo. Johnny’s father was explaining how ferocious and strong tigers are, and little Johnny was taking it all in with a serious expression.
“Dad,” Johnny said finally, “if the tiger got out of his cage and ate you up…”
“Yes, son?” Little Johnny’s father said expectantly.
Johnny continued, “…what bus should I take home?”
I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.”
A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday School presentation. His mother, sitting in the front row to prompt him, gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it didn’t help. Her son’s memory was blank. Finally she leaned forward and whispered the cue, “I am the light of the world.”
The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud, clear voice said, “My mother is the light of the world.”
“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
Roy T. Bennett
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