Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Language of Letting Go

It's another cold, dreary, rainy day where I live. This spring, so far, has been mostly days like this. My "melancholy" temperament has a hard time on these kinds of days. This encouraged me this morning and I hope it does you, too. From "The Language of Letting Go" by Melody Beattie:

"I know you're tired. You feel overwhelmed. It seems as though this crisis, this problem, this hard time will last forever. It won't.

You don't just think it has been hard. It has been hard. You have been tested, tried, and retested on what you have learned. Your beliefs and faith have been tried in fire. You have believed, then doubted, then worked at believing some more. You have had opposition. Things went wrong. There were obstacles, frustrations, and annoyances. It has not been at all what you desired.

Yet, you have been led. Many were the moments when you thought you were forgotten or abandoned. But you have been guided. Now things are coming into place. You are changing from the inside out. You are moving to a different level, a higher level, a better level.

You have been climbing a mountain. It has not been easy but now you are near the top. Steady your shoulders, breathe deeply. Move forward in confidence and peace.


  1. Peggy, hold on. There is sunshine coming. I don't walk in your shoes, I can never fully understand what you have to deal with but to a degree I know a little of what darkness is like.

    A friend recently said that when we keep our face to the light or Light, we aren't looking at the shadows behind us, beside us. There are days when that seem difficult but I believe it to be true.

    May God grant you a real sense of His presence today.

  2. I enjoy reading Melody each day as well. Thank you Peggy for sharing. Safe hugs to you as you go through this time.

  3. Came back by to give you another hug Peggy. Blessings.