Have you ever reset a phone? I did this by accident once, and I told myself never again!😂 But, hitting reset on life isn’t possible—or is it?
When my Granny passed, she had her funeral planned out. It was funny because she gave various people different program copies. She was funny like that. She always left little notes, newspaper clippings, cards, anything to make you smile. So when she passed, and we got all the current copies, I saw where she had me down for the same thing— a poem. The poem was titled “Let Me Go.” Granny tried to talk to me a couple of times about her transition, and I listened—a little. I didn’t want to bear the thought of living my life without her. But she knew. She knew there would come a time when she would have to leave, and I would be the one having a hard time letting her go.
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I have a hard time letting things go. Not sure when it started, but I know that much about myself. I remember EVERYTHING. A blessing and a curse, or if that’s too morbid for you, let’s call it a double-edged sword. So now that I’ve acknowledged that, how do I let go of the past? How do I release myself from the responsibility of this nonexistent checklist?
Here’s how it works. To move forward, you have to forgive. We’ve established that. But to live forward, how do you do that? I am slowly figuring out that it takes one step at a time. Have you ever been in the shower and thought about a previous conversation with someone? It might have been a pleasant one, or maybe it wasn’t, but you had that “Oh! I should have said this!” moment? Trust me, it happens, and it’s perfectly normal.
The trick is not lingering. That’s been a recurring theme for these past couple of posts. Let it go. Hit the reset button and move forward. I think sometimes we give ourselves this unrealistic clock. “Oh, I should have that together by 25, so I can have ‘xyz’ by 30.” Take it from me. That’s not the best way to live. It takes the fun out of being present. Planning your life without praying for your life will make it hard to let things go. You get so stuck on what you should have that you can miss the blessings already in front of you.
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The bottom line is this. It’s okay to hit reset and let the past go. It’s okay to dismiss the expectations. I recommend that you do that—quickly. You’re not going to miss all of that information. The good stuff has a permanent home in the cloud. Why else would that ONE Big K.R.I.T song make it to my phone every time I get a new one? 🥰 You can reset as many times as you like. We won’t ever be “done” with the past. It’s too important. Those lessons are valuable, and we want to keep our value. So we don’t want to dismiss our entire history. We can do something different. We can release, rearrange, and refresh. We must take it —*Cue Jordin Sparks*—One Step At a Time.
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Alrighty that’s a good one, love it, makes me think of this song” I can see clearly now that the rain is gone” so when you get through those rain clouds, things tend to look a little better, maybe not what we thought but better ❤️
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Love this! 💛
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