Poems

Letting Go

 

To let go doesn’t mean to stop caring. It means I can’t do it for someone
else. To let go is not to cut myself off. It’s the realization that I
can’t control another. To let go is not to enable, but to allow learning
from natural consequences.

To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not
in my hands. To let go is not to try and change or blame another, I can
only change myself. To let go is not to care for, but to care about.

To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive. To let go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being. To let go is not to be in the
middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their
own outcomes. To let go is not to be protective, it is to permit another
to face reality

To let go is not to deny, but to accept. To let go is not to nag, scold, or
argue, but to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each
day as it comes and cherish the moment.

To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone, but to try to become
what I dream I can be. To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow
and live for the future. To let go is to fear less and love more

~Author Unknown

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Poems

Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking

along the beach with the God. Across the sky flashed scenes

from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in

the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the God.

 

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked

back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times

along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest

times in his life.

 

This really bothered him and he questioned the God about it.

“God, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk

with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most

troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why when I needed most you would leave

me.”

 

The God replied, “My son, I would never leave you. During

your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of

footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

 

 
Author: Mary Stevenson Parker 

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