This daily challenge may not apply to everyone – but hey, it might be useful for you. It’s in a similar vein at the daily challenge of July 3 that encouraged you to forgive someone…. but this one is slightly different.To start: think about your life. Is there someone that you don’t speak to anymore, that maybe you wish you could? Perhaps it’s an old friend, or significant other, where things just didn’t quite work out and you’ve both grown apart, but you’d really like to reconnect. Perhaps they seem less than thrilled at the idea, and it’s frustrating for you because HELLO, you want to connect with them and be friends!
In another somewhat similar situation, maybe there’s someone in your life who isn’t doing what you think they should be doing. Maybe they’re dating someone who you think is all wrong for them or will hurt them; maybe they’re quitting a job that they don’t like but you think they should stick with, or maybe it’s something else.
Both of these situations are certainly frustrating, but the challenge for today in either situation – maybe you’re in both! – is to let it go. Now, this isn’t the same as July 3rd’s challenge of forgiving someone, because that’s not what this is about. It’s about letting it go, realizing you’ve done what you can and some things just aren’t going to work in your favor. Things aren’t always going to go the way you want them to.
Yes, that seems like an obvious statement, one you’ve probably been hearing since you were a kid. You can’t always get what you want. But it’s easier to say it than to believe it. That ‘friend’ that you want to reconnect with isn’t willing to forgive you; your roommate continues dating that guy you can’t stand, something else similar….. let it go. Don’t let that be one of the millions of things that occupies your mind. Don’t let it take up valuable space in your brain, your creative workspace.
Just let it go, and be at peace.