I saw this several months ago and snatched it up immediately. It’s printed on metal with raised sides all around and it’s sort of rustic-looking. It’s a tray. Or it’s wall art. Or it’s something else entirely. Regardless of its function, it’s a good reminder—Let It Go.
We all deal with difficulties. Marriage, family, kids, divorce, heartbreak, illness, jobs, finances, aging, parenting, weight, whatever. Each of us, on any given day, feels shackled by something. We are all burdened by the unexpected. We all fear. We all tire of the fight. We all have unseen stones around our ankles that keep us from soaring.
Last night, a conversation with Jen sent me downstairs to stare at this lovely reminder that now hangs on my bedroom wall. In discussing her particular stone for that day, she said, “I can let it go. I really can, now, at 40. Just Let.It.Go.” I’m not sure why letting go seems easier now, at 40, but she’s right—it does. Maybe it’s wisdom. Maybe it’s a developing recognition of what is truly important vs. what is not. Maybe it’s as Anne Lamott perfectly reminds us: “you just don’t have that kind of time.”
Focus on what’s real and what’s right. Seek joy. Fight for the things that are worth it, but walk away from the rest. Cultivate fearlessness. Identify whatever is holding you back or weighing you down … and then let it go:
Let It Go.
Surrender your heart.
Liberate your doubts.
Unleash your intuition.
Take a risk.
Do the thing you didn’t think you could do.
Take the journey back to your self.
Free yourself from negative thoughts.
Release your worry.
Answer the question: “What is calling you?”