Post #30 in the Blog Every Day in May Challenge, 250 or less. Prompt for May 30: React to this term: Letting Go.
Letting go can be good or bad. I have let go of many friendships I wish I’d kept. I wonder about the lives of friends with whom I’ve lost touch.
On the other hand, letting go of certain hang-ups can be very freeing. When I let go of my need to have every washcloth folded and stacked the same way, it saved my redoing what someone else had done.
I let go of my need to keep hand towels and dish towels separate in the kitchen. When I complained that my family kept washing their hands in the kitchen, an acquaintance commented that she’d be delighted if her family would wash their hands at all. Lesson learned.
I let go of my need to have every text grammatically correct. It’s a text, not a treatise.
I let go of having each toy in its place within the toy box. So what if the blocks aren’t in the block box? At least no one is tripping over them when they’re off the floor. And if the letters aren’t in the alphabet puzzle, no problem. We can work on that later.
I let go of feeling critical when email greetings start “Hi Lanita,” lacking the comma after “Hi.”
These are simply a few of the trivial, daily things I’ve let go. Not my day to be philosophical about emotional (think mother issues) and physical (think belly muscles) things I’ve let go.
What are some small matters you’ve let go?