A memory is a photograph taken by the heart...to make a special moment last forever...and of all the memory-pictures that happy times can bring, the best are those that families make together ~
~ Author unknown

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Letting Go ~

~ Letting Go ~ 

To let go does not 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 I can't control another. 
To let go is to admit being powerless, which means the 
outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another; it's to 
make the most of 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 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 destinies. 
To let go is not to be protective; it's 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 instead 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 everything in it. 
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 


My dear (ex) sweet sister-in-law and friend (we met when I was 15 years old and are like sisters!) sent this wonderful poem and card to me today, she tries to read it everyday . . . she knew I needed a hug and smile . . . mission accomplished. Things have been very stressful and difficult  . . . I can't share now but will be able to down the road . . . I just had to share this wonderful poem of "Letting Go" . . . Thank you, Honor, I love you too ~ 


  1. As usual beautiful words from a beautiful person. Thank you for shareing once again.

  2. Ruth, thank you for such kind words . . . it's not so easy but I'm learning to try and "let go" more often. See you again at Jamboree hopefully or maybe sooner . . . take care of you.

  3. Very timely! One's acceptance of these powerful words shows great courage and hope for better things to come and a special relationship with those who care for you. Keep up the postive outlook.

  4. As you know, it was very timely! Thank you for the encouragement and support, Sue . . . I'm keeping the faith and I also have been blessed with wonderful friends.

  5. Lovely photo and poem, Gini! Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry to hear that you've been going through some trying times. I hope better days are just around the corner for you.

  6. Jasia and Caroline ~ thank you . . . I am hoping that "better days" will be arriving soon and I am also hoping that I will be able to share a part of this difficult journey, as it really is a big part of our family history. Learning to let go as to the outcome has been a challenge to say the least, so this poem is helping me to start that process of letting go. If sharing this has helped anyone in any way, that makes it all worth while.

  7. I just blogged yesterday about Not saying Goodbye, but Hello when we lose someone.
    I loved the poem, Gini! Thank you for sharing what your sister in law shared with you.

  8. I absolutely love this picture and I am sorry to hear that you are going through some stressful times. Know that this entire community is with you.

  9. Thank you, Kathy . . . I am so very blessed with wonderful friends, it truly makes all the difference!