October 22, 2021
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.
One of our most helpful skills is our ability to let go. Too many of us let today’s challenges, as well as our history hold us back from what we can do. I find it useless to waste time dealing with realities I can’t change, the solution; just let go and move on.
Here are excerpts from a post that can help us learn to move on.
10 Quotes for Letting Go of “How Life Should Be”
WRITTEN by ANGEL CHERNOFF
- We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our attention and gratitude. How often do you pause to appreciate your life just the way it is? Look around right now, and be thankful… for your health, your family, your comforts, your home. Nothing lasts forever.
- Some of the most powerful moments in life happen when you find the courage to let go of what can’t be changed. Because when you are no longer able to change a situation, you are challenged to change yourself — to grow beyond the unchangeable. And that changes everything.
- Letting go isn’t forgetting, it’s remembering without fear. It’s stepping forward with a present mind and a lesson learned. So just remind yourself right now: you are not your bad days, you are not your mistakes, you are not your scars, and you are not your past. Be here now. Be free.
- Forgive yourself for the bad decisions you’ve made, for the times you lacked understanding, for the choices that hurt others and yourself. Forgive yourself, for being young and reckless. These are all vital lessons. And what matters most right now is your willingness to grow from them.
- Be selective with your energy today. If you can fix a problem, fix it. If you can’t, then accept it and change your thoughts about it. Whatever you do, don’t attempt to invest more energy than you have, tripping over something behind you or something that only exists inside your head.
- Life is change. You must accept the fact that things may never go back to how they used to be, and that this ending is really a new beginning.
- Even though you cannot control everything that happens, you can control your attitude about what happens. And in doing so, you will gradually master change rather than allowing it to gradually master you.
- Every difficult life situation can be an excuse for hopelessness or an opportunity for growth, depending on what you choose to do with it.
- In the midst of particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far. (The same is true for you, too.)
- Too often we waste our time waiting for a path to appear, but it never does. Because we forget that paths are made by walking, not waiting. And we forget that there’s absolutely nothing about our present circumstances that prevents us from making progress again, one tiny step at a time.
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
Foreign films are best left to foreigners.
I believe the only time the world beats a path to my door is when I’m in the bathroom.
Q. Why does California have the most lawyers in the country and New Jersey has the most toxic waste sites?
A. New Jersey got first choice.
Top 15 Clues That Your Company Has Been Sold
1. People you have never met assure you that nothing will change.
2. They issue new nametags without the company name on them.
3. The company logo on our paychecks gets changed to something else. When this is questioned, we’re just told not to worry, it will be discussed in a meeting next week.
4. My paycheck did NOT bounce.
5. An announcement that on Monday we should report to the new building… in a different state.
6. English-German dictionaries show up on everyone’s desks.
7. The budget for your project suddenly doubles in size. Uh, how’d we get that much money?
8. The pointy-haired owners are cleaning out their desks and their offices, of a company that their family has owned for over 40 years, but tell you that they are redecorating their office at home and want all their things there?
9. What is this “Lot 642” tag stapled to my ear?
10. The pointy-haired boss called a meeting to let whole department know we weren’t being bought, everything was O.K. and don’t worry.
11. I post articles to an online edition of the local newspaper. I learned the newspaper had been sold when I received an article to post about the sale.
12. You get voicemail messages from some temp company you’ve never heard of or called, who say they got your number from your boss.
13. The boss starts doing work.
14. The ‘Coming Soon…’ sign on the front lawn…
15. A letter on your desk which reads, “Thanks for all your hard work, BUT….”
I’m not tense, just terribly alert.
In a small town in the US, there is a rather sizable factory that hires only married men. Concerned about this, a local woman called on the manager and asked him, “Why is it you limit your employees to married men? Is it because you think women are weak, dumb, cantankerous…or what?”
“Not at all, Ma’am,” the manager replied. “It is because our employees are used to obeying orders, are accustomed to being shoved around, know how to keep their mouths shut and don’t pout when I yell at them.”
If rabbit’s feet are so lucky, what happened to the rabbit?
Mr. Jacobson decided to take a week off from the pressures of the office and went skiing. Alas, no sooner did he reach the slopes than he heard an ominous rumbling: moments later a sheet of snow came crashing toward him.
Fortunately, Mr. Jacobson was able to jump into a cave just before the avalanche hit. Just as fortunately, he had matches with him and was able to light a fire.
Hours later, when everyone but Mr. Jacobson had returned, a rescue team was sent to search for him. After several hours they saw smoke curling from the cave and went to investigate. Poking his head into the entrance, one of the rescuers yelled, “Mr. Jacobson, are you there? It’s the Red Cross.”
Bristling, the harried executive called back, “Get lost. I gave at the office!”
“What a life. When I was a kid I asked my dad if I could go ice skating. He told me to wait until it gets warmer.”
POINTS TO PONDER
How do you get off a non-stop flight?
How many weeks are there in a light year?
If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his Walkman?
If swimming is good for your shape, then why do the whales look the way they do?
If you jog backwards, will you gain weight?
Why do the signs that say “Slow Children” have a picture of a running child?
Why do we sing Take me out to the ball game, when we are already there?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
“My friends accused me of being a hypochondriac, which made me think: What if I *am* a hypochondriac, in addition to all these other ailments I have?”
An optometrist was instructing a new employee on how to charge a customer:
“As you are fitting his glasses, if he asks how much they cost, you say, ‘$75.’ … if his eyes don’t flutter, say, ‘For the frames. The lenses will be $50.’…”
“If his eyes still don’t flutter, you add, ‘Each.'”
The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.
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