The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: June 13, 2011
Quote of the Day:
“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ~Havelock Ellis
Something I’ve learned recently, and I didn’t learn it the easy way…is that love…true love…real, unselfish, unconditional love…can be found most prevalently in the act of letting go. We have to let go. Not just for our own sake, but for the other person’s. Our hearts will never sing as long as we cling. When someone I love makes a choice, and his choice is not me…no matter how much I adore him and want to prove to him how wrong he was and how much he needs me in his life and how perfect we are for each other…I have to release him, and his memory, and trust that life and God has a plan for us both, even if it’s not together. And that moment, that decision, that act of letting the other person go…that’s our gift to them. At the end of the day and on the horizon of moving on, I guess our goodbye is really the only gift we have left to give.
Letting go is not for the faint of heart. It’s the hardest thing most of us will ever have to learn how to do…but still, we must do it. Because true love, real love, unselfish love…demands nothing less.