Happiness is Letting Go. I feel I should just stop it there but I won’t. I have a control issue.
I am not sure about you but every morning that I wake up I feel like I have to control something. It sounds weird but I want to be in control of all the situations that may occur around me. For example, I am not a fan of my kids riding with other people, to include family members. I prefer to take them wherever myself. Or planning. Planning every single aspect of my life was huge for me.
Having or wanting control the way I do becomes debilitating with the amount of stress and anxiety that builds. Marty tells me all the time to just let go of it all. “Everything always works itself out!” That is a line I have heard a lot in the last 14 years, especially during some valleys. He never allows issues to get to him (or he is really good at his poker face) while I will be a hot mess.
Recently, I took his advice and decided to let things go. If I can’t control it, I let it go and move on. I don’t need to be in control or holding the reins for everything. Life will be okay.
If you are struggling like I was for a long time, let things go. If I can’t control a situation, I let it go. I refuse to let it bother me. Once I realize that it doesn’t have to be me running the show or in charge, I am free. There was a metaphorical weight lifted off of me. I should probably listen to Marty more often because he is right (all the time). Happiness is Letting Go of anything you can’t control – someone’s attitude to you in the grocery store (or getting called the C word at a gas station), the feeling of not being able to protect your kids when they ride with another parent, if they will choke on food at school, IF your plans will work or won’t work, worrying over something that will most likely never happen, OR for those without kids and/or single – the exes that you can’t be happy for, or those who gossip about you or a situation you may be in.
Happiness is letting go. Letting Go = happiness.