Ever get one of those things you did or didn’t do stuck in your head? You know what I mean, the annoying kind, the should have done differently or completed or that was stupid kinda thing.
We all have them, we all hang onto them way longer than we should. I think it’s human nature to dwell on the coulda woulda shoulda’s (funny, I thought I was making those words up but apparently not) and sometimes we can’t help but do it. We let the things get in our head and we have a hard time getting them out.
I stopped doing it, hanging on to them like I used to. Once we did or didn’t do a thing, it’s over, it’s gone and we cannot change it, so there’s no sense letting it effect whatever we are doing now or are going to do. If it’s something you can redo better then by all means go for it, but if it’s unchangeable, then chuck it in the bucket and move on. I’ve come to the conclusion that wasting my time worrying over what might have been or what I didn’t do correctly, is just that, a waste of time. We are all only given so much time, so we should spend every moment living the life we were given, not dwelling on mistakes or misfortune.
Since I came to this conclusion, I have actually felt better and been less of a grumpy guss (technical term for pain in the a**), not that I am often but I did have more moments of grumpiness than normal. I like me better this way and it makes the job I do more tolerable. I prefer this way cause Peach deserves a not so grumpy me hehe and cast iron skillets hurt (just kidding good grief y’all don’t read nothin into it, joke, humor, funny).
There’s a verse that I found (stumbled on watching a youtube music video featuring Mercy Me singing “Bring the Rain”) that seemed to fit with this letting go problem, because if we are honest we don’t let go because we are silly and apparently like to suffer and stew over things we cannot control.
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” Romans 8:18 KJV
If you read this verse with your mind and heart open, these silly things we feel we must hang on to, reveal themselves to be of no consequence and therefore they are easy to let go.
Anywho, that’s how I see it, and I’m happier for it.
“Thanks for watching the video with me for the millionth time Peach”
4 replies on “Letting go”
Hi Batman, & Peach. You two are so inspirational; thank you for keeping it real while being cheering and uplifting. The Mercy Me vid was beautiful, btw. I had heard the song, but the video adds so much light. I’ve watched it twice, and now the song is stuck in my head (probably a good thing, in this case) so I’ll likely revisit it now and then when needing reminders. I have to get back to work and accomplishing things here, so my little poem-writing place will be on hiatus but I’ll still try to catch the Peach & Batman posts because I like them so much. Stay well, keep on with your humor and love, practicality and prayer. ~ Peri
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You are not blogging now? Going back to work? Prayers for you as you make this transition! You will certainly be missed! We are so glad you enjoyed the video! It’s been a favorite of ours for a good while! Glad you could enjoy it!
You be well, take care!! And hope we see you around from time to time! God bless!
Peach and Batman!
LOL. “Chuck it in the bucket.” I may put that on a plaque for my wall…
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Ha! It works!! 🙌🏻