Day 4 of 30 Days of Tessism has me appreciating the beauty of letting go.
Gratitude: Today, I am grateful for the ability to let go of places, people and things that don’t work for me. It’s definitely a work in progress. There are many instances when I’ve let go and still looked back, wondering if I’d made the right choice. In those situations, I just have to trust that everything will work out. What’s funny is that it always does.
Then there are those blessed circumstances where letting go is the most natural thing I could ever do. Once done, I never look back or regret my choice. When that happens, I know for sure that I am taking care of myself. There is no strife or concern. It isn’t a matter of “cutting anyone off”. I had been long addicted to punitively excising people from my life. After overcoming that tendency, I don’t take the severing of ties lightly. The removal of relationships that don’t work is gift I give myself AND the other person. It is as healthy as going to the gym or eating wholesome food.
The jobs I have recently left–leaving felt right. The toxic friendships I released have left me less burdened. I let go of comfort and the familiar to travel to Nigeria only to create comfort and familiarity there. I can let go because I have all that I need right with me wherever I go. For that, I am grateful.