Let it Go
By: Dani & Gramma Sue
Today lots of scary things are happening. I can't stop thinking about them. So many thoughts crowd my mind. They stop me from hearing God.
So I stop those thoughts and I think new thoughts. I look at what God's doing in the world. I think of a ladybug and how it lives only four weeks and then it dies.
Maybe this ladybug is saying to me, "Don't look back. Just breathe deep right now. Take another step, another breath, and let the worries go."
So I went to the kitchen and made a chocolate chip pancake. I'm watching a funny movie with Grammy. I draw pictures and paint. And I take care of me.
I can't stop the scary things, but I can stop them from taking over my thoughts. I can listen to God, and when I get quiet, I hear Him saying, "I love you. Let go of all that pressure. You don't have to work so hard to be 'normal'. Just rest, Be you. Be free."
I like to draw. These fishies are so excited to find a treasure box. It's full of gold and it's on the bottom of the ocean! They had to swim past sharks to get to it.
That's what we're going to do, too. Just keep letting it go and moving forward. This is what we do when things get scary and hard. Gramma says something extra good is just up ahead and that's why it's so hard right now. We have to push past the sharks to find the treasure.
Do you ever feel like this?
Dani and Gramma Sue