Letting Go  

sweetalyssum 47F
560 posts
2/23/2006 7:17 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Letting Go


All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Henry Ellis

Letting go of anger, jealousy, hatred, pettiness, shallowness, and bitterness.

Holding on to friendships, humor, glowing, flowers, good food and good chats, and a sense of self.

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Garrison Keillor

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
2/23/2006 9:09 am

Letting go seems to be the hardest thing for us to do in this life. Holding on is easy.



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spinmedown 49M
3626 posts
2/23/2006 2:36 pm

When you're green
you're growing.
When you're ripe
you rot.

Most people are other people... FUCKING CHARACTER LIMIT!!! ~Oscar Wilde


sweetalyssum 47F

2/23/2006 8:49 pm

Mags...yes it is difficult to let go, but I'm not a clinging morning glory, just an alyssum.

You are a magnet of attraction.


sweetalyssum 47F

2/23/2006 8:50 pm

Spin - green for go and grow. Let go and get growing.


MrSharkey2000 52M

2/23/2006 10:04 pm

The pain in our lives can be like an old blanket. Warm and safe in it's familiarity. It's hard to let go of that.

But when that blanket is let go, you can wrap your arms around great things.


rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
2/24/2006 12:37 pm

And sometimes, I stick



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redmustang91 57M  
8567 posts
2/25/2006 3:32 pm

Forgiveness is key to being happier in my view. Forgiving yourself and others...


sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:02 pm

Mr. Sharkey - comparing pain to a blanket...it is true. Sometimes at least it feels as if holding onto the pain assures you of slipping away from feeling anything at all.



An interesting metaphor...


sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:05 pm

Mags...we all stick sometimes...it can be labeled love and loyalty or it can be slapped with a label like sticky.


sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:06 pm

Red...yes, the line..."to err is human, to forgive...divine." or something like that, runs through my mind with your words.

Wonderful reminder...


sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:07 pm

Akadafa,

Stickiness can be good...especially if it is sweet.


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