Let Go


I am a self-admitted control freak.  I like to do things myself, my way. I am not intransigent, but I prefer doing it all and having full control.  In general, this works well when it comes to my job. Not only do I get things done, but they are completed in the proper fashion. However, I realize this is all an illusion. I really can’t control everything at all. I cannot control what people will think of me, how they will react to my actions, or if someone will hurt me.  How terrifying!

What should I do?

Let it go.

I am not infallible and mistakes will happen. So what?

Let it go.

Even though I work really hard and I try to be the more respectful and nice person, this does not mean that these feelings will be reciprocated by anyone who I interact with.  I can’t control others’ actions.

Let it go.

I am a very empathetic person and I am cognizant of others’ feelings. I really despise hurting others. Yet, I cannot control how others will treat me nor can I control if they will hurt me. I have been hurt and I cannot fix it. Instead of wallowing, I have decided to move on.

Let it go.

I love blogging. I pour my heart out in every post. As much as I want the entire world to read what I write, I cannot control that. I cannot make everyone read every word I type, so I write for my joy. It inspires me and makes me happy. All else is a cherry on top.

Let it go.

I can control my own actions, feelings and happiness. I choose to live my life filled with love and happiness. It’s a work-in-progress, but I am sticking to my guns. Everything else, I will let go and embrace life’s twists and turns. I know it’s worth the ride!

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