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Let It Go Day

Updated on October 19, 2014

What Are You Holding On To?

Well, June 23rd is the International Holiday of Let it Go Day. But should we not celebrate this day all year long?

So, what are you holding on to? Life is way too short to continue to hold a grudge or a bad feeling about someone for longer than twenty minutes. Really, it is not worth it.

Unforgiveness damages the soul - and it gives you wrinkles - lots of wrinkles. But more than that, it destroys your soul, your ability to see the beauty in even the smallest of things.

Just Let It Go!

Let someone else worry.

I am not talking about living without caring or being responsible. I am talking about forgiving and moving on. Why on earth, would you give someone else the power and control over you? That is exactly what you do when you hold on to a 'hurt' or a grudge. Let it bother the other person that you no longer give them control - the power to hurt you.

It is written that to forgive is Godly. Okay, exercise that part of you. It is also written that vengeance is God's - not ours.

It takes so much energy to hold a grudge, a hurt for a long time, that it ages you as it eats away at your soul. Why do it? Let it go. Live life with a heart filled with love. Wake up each morning and be thankful for everything you have - not sad for the things that you don't have.

Actually, if you had everything you wanted, what would you be working towards. Big or little, give thanks for the wants that you still have in your life. After all, we learn from our mistakes, so study the lesson, take what you learn and move on with it.

Forgiven by Linda Douty

(I will not quote the entire letter but I encourage to find it and read it)

" ... Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack you lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontation still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you and given and the pain you are giving back - in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you..."

I do not know about you, but this scares me. I have tasted anger on my tongue and have hurt someone that I love with my angry words. How often have I wished that I could take back those words - haven't you done the same?

We need to forgive so that we, in turn, can be forgiven. If someone cannot forgive you, then forgiven them that as well. Life is to be lived with joy and fullness and we need to make sure that we do not make it more difficult that necessary.

There are people who will want to hurt you for no reason other than their own problems - wanting to inflict pain because they are so unhappy that them cannot stand to see someone else loving life. We need to find a way of letting go - let them wallow in their pain but making sure it does not spill over on to us.

The best way? Forgive them. (It will drive them crazy!) So you see, forgiveness is in our best interest.And don't you just love that!


Old Age and Winkles around the Eye - Just Let It Go!

Elephant's Wrinkled Face
Elephant's Wrinkled Face

This may be a 'crazy' holiday, but I think that it may be one of the more important ones - just let it go!.

I had an aunt who did not speak to her only daughter for nearly thirty years. She died without ever speaking to her again. All because of comments made by someone trying to come between Mother and Daughter - and they did. My Aunt never did forgive the 'sin' that she thought her daughter had done.My friend and done nothing that she was accused of - nothing. The other person was jealous of the Mother-Daughter relationship, one that she herself have never had. So she worked very hard to break my aunt's heart with lies about her daughter, my friend. How sad; my heart cried for both of them for many years.

All my aunt had to do was to forgive something that never took place. If you are holding on to a hurt or a misdeed done to you and you are holding on to that hurt, you are damaging yourself - not the other person. Just Let It Go!

Life can be filled with hurts and injustices or it can be filled with joy and happiness. It really is your choice. Remember the the saying that some believe that they will fail at anything while other believe that they will succeed. Both of them are correct.

Oh, regarding wrinkles around the eyes - make sure that when you get wrinkles and we all do, that your are from laughter, not anger or worry.

Just let it go!

Just Let It Go!

A friend said to me once, if you worry that means you do not trust God. I still worry from time to time and I still get angry, but on June 23rd, I plan to write down all the things that have happened that make my angry, all the things that cause me to worry and burn them. I may even dance around the fire pit as the notes burn.

But at the end of the day, I will have let go - I will just let it go!

Walk on the Beaches in Your Life - Just Let Go!

Walking Together - Just Let Go!
Walking Together - Just Let Go!

Life can be most exciting in even the smallest things you do. Taking a walk with your best friend, playing with children or grandchildren, sitting quietly reading a book are all wonderfully blessed activities. Sometimes, when life has been hard, we do not feel very blessed, but look around you. You will find that you have many things for which to give thanks.

When you wake up in the mornings, stop and give thanks for being alive. Make the most of it - and if someone has made you angry, just let it go!

Sometime You Can Find Just A Thought - Just Let It Go!

Mediation Solutions - Just Let Go

Mediation Solutions
Mediation Solutions

The Cost of Not Forgiving

Mediation can provide some inner peace. You do not need to be religious, just spiritual in nature. Sitting quietly and turn thoughts inward or outward to the Universe might help you be able to refocus on the important things in your life.


There is a old saying that I have heard, but cannot say for sure whose it is that I have listened to for a long time:

'I saw the bitter cost of unforgiveness: nothing short of the utter erosion of one's soul. And, in my basic selfishness, I wanted no part of it.'

That but by the Grace of God, go I

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      tricomanagement 2 years ago

      There was no offense taken ...LOL

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      Randall Guinn 2 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

      I wasn't referring to your age, but people in general. Sorry that I didn't make that clear! I always had to learn things the hard way. I had to feel the fire to know that it burned.

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      tricomanagement 2 years ago

      LOL - did not know my age was showing - but c'est la vie! Thank you for your time and comment

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      Randall Guinn 2 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

      Wise words, a very nice hub. It's so unfortunate that this kind of knowledge usually only comes with age.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @DebMartin: Never heard that one but I like it!

      Thanks for the comment

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Someone once told me that worry is like praying for what you don't want. Nice lens, d

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @indigoj: Thank you WordCustard. You have given me kind words.

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      Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

      Such an important message. Thanks for a gentle reminder. It might come under 'wacky' but it's also very worthy.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @LisaDH: Amen to that! Thanks for your comment and your time

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      Every day should be "Let it Go Day." Holding on to grudges and grief does nothing but make you miserable. Letting go sets you free.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Country-Sunshine: Thanks - love your name - Country Sunshine - makes you want to smile!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @aquarian_insight: Thanks - she was a great human being

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      A beautiful lens. I found the story of your Aunt particularly touching as I am going through something similar at the moment with my father. I have tried to make amends, but he will not let go. I hope, for his own sake, that he is able to one day. *blessed*

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      Like the sayings go "don't sweat the small stuff... and everything is the small stuff". Life is way to short to hold onto real or imagined stuff. Nice article!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Steph Tietjen: Thanks - we all hold on to 'things' too long

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Well done lens on an important idea. Fantastic photosl