What are you holding on to that you need to let go to create space? Is it physical or mental?
Letting go isn’t always easy. It’s just something that we choose to do when we are ready, and usually sooner is better because we are set free to start again or start something new.
But usually letting go takes work, again either physically and/or mentally, and lots of times, negative feelings such as fear, sadness, loneliness, etc., are part of letting go, which is why we probably procrastinate and put it off.
Today we let go of our family swing set. This made me sad for a few reasons. Mainly it marks the passing of time and I’m fully aware the kids are growing up.
I woke the kids up to go play on it one more time this morning, before the guys began taking it apart.
The funny thing is that I’ve raised the kids to be comfortable with letting go of stuff and they were completely fine with it. I was the sad one.
Mark said we could come sit on it again in his yard and was so thankful that his little kids would get to enjoy it.
This is the best part of giving things to your friends – the things you love get to be enjoyed by your friends and you get a chance to see them enjoying what you once enjoyed or get invited to play.
So with the sadness comes joy: the joy of giving and seeing others happy; the joy of creating space and dreaming of new teen fun for the backyard – got any ideas? Hot tub? Pool? Trampoline?
And the joy of letting go…my theme for this year…let it go, let it go…
All is well. That wasn’t so bad.
On to new dreams and play spaces.
Life is good.