Let It Go NOW!

If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be. – Unknown

To me, this quote is speaking of the most fundamental rule of the universe. Love isn’t owned and cannot be taken. It can only be given. This quote talks about mutual love and of the only valid test. If you love someone, you have to give them the freedom to choose for itself. Love apart, there are many other things as well that we should let go of to stay happy. Here are a few things that you need to give up now to be happy : 

  1. Worrying about what has happened in the past.
  2. The need to be in control of everything.
  3. The idea of a “perfect life”.
  4. Fear of the unknown.
  5. Unhealthy relationships.
  6. Worrying about things you can’t change.
  7. Clothing you haven’t worn in over a year.
  8. A job you hate.
  9. Over scheduling your life.
  10. Comparing yourself to other people.
  11. Placing your partner on an unrealistic pedestal.
  12. Going small when you can go BIG.
  13. Your insecurities.
  14. A negative body image.
  15. Fear of failure.
  16. Clutter in your home.
  17. Procrastinating on important things.
  18. Overspending.
  19. Your Pride.
  20. Worrying about what other think of you.
  21. Excuses.
  22. Your dependency on social media.
  23. Your comfort zone.
  24. Failing to care for your physical health.
  25. Grudges.
  26. Lazy habits that are holding you back.
  27. Past Debts.
  28. The belief that the “grass is always greener”.
  29. Gossip.
  30. Guilt and anger over past events.
  31. Any possessions that don’t bring you joy.
  32. Unrealistic expectations.
  33. Trying to make everyone happy.
  34. Old things you can donate or sell for cash.
  35. Overindulging in unhealthy habits.
  36. Jealousy.
  37. Anyone and anything that doesn’t make you happy. 

And the one thing you should never let go of is hope.  Remember what you deserve and keep pushing forward.  Someday all the pieces will come together.  Unimaginably good things will transpire in your life, even if everything doesn’t turn out exactly the way you had anticipated.  And you will look back at the times that have passed, smile, and ask yourself, “How did I get through all of that?”


13 Comments Add yours

  1. John Evans says:

    What a great message! I have faced so much trauma in my childhood and military life and lived this way. I have finally learned to let go. It iis not easy, but worthwhile. Than you.

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    1. Resentment and unwillingness to forgive will keep you locked in the past and prevent you from moving forward with your life. Remember: When you forgive, you aren’t doing it for the other person; you’re doing it for yourself. If for no other reason than that, forgive and let go

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      1. John Evans says:

        Thank you! I am grateful for you!!

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  2. Dwordslayer says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you…

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    1. When you are unattached, you have inner freedom. You have no investment in a particular outcome, and so you do what is necessary in the moment. You explore every option and are receptive to all new information. You do all that you know to do, and then trust, because you have no attachment to either the result or how the result is produced,” writes Charlene Belitz and Meg Lundstrom in The Power of Flow: Practical Ways to Transform Your Life with Meaningful Coincidence.

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  3. Nova says:

    Wonderful post:) It’s little changes that make such a huge difference 🙂

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    1. Suffering stems from holding onto that which do not serve us — yet in a strange way, it seems comforting and familiar to hold onto these things for fear they will not be replaced or will be gone from our lives if we let go. The truth of the matter is, the space will be filled when you make a conscious decision to let go of that which does not serve you.


  4. All of that is so very true. I never thought of making it into a list, though. Forgive Pissy if she steals this to print up, frame, and put on my girl cave wall. What a beautiful reminder of the things I need to do to take care of myself. Thank you, babe!

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    1. You are most welcome Pissy. “Sometimes, the best way to be happy is to learn to let go of things you tried hard to hold on to that are no longer good for you,” unknown.


  5. Dragthepen says:

    Very good points. 👍

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    1. Let It Hurt, Let It Heal, Then Let It Go. If they always hurt you, they don’t deserve you. Morgan Marshall.

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  6. mylilplace says:

    Wise words. Thanks for the message.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it. You tell yourself you can’t do something, and the more you hear it, the more you believe it.

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