Let It Go

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?

Love,

Dani and Gramma Sue

Have you been encouraged here today?

4 Comments

  1. Sara

    I like it! Sometimes it's hard to move forward but it's possible! Especially with God's help. 🙂

     
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    1. Dani Erika (Post author)

      Yes you are right. you are a vary smart!! MOM!!!!!!! 🙂    🙂

       
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  2. Dani Erika (Post author)

    hi grandma that is cool  Leai wont to say hi  hi grandma she wont me to spell Ant jill mom

     

     
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  3. Sue

    I read this today and thought of you, Dani:

    Living lightly is not just about the stuff we accumulate, and it’s not just for people in the second half of life. It’s about an attitude of living with fewer burdens and encumbrances, whether you’re twenty-one or sixty-five. When done with honest self-awareness, the journey toward living more lightly has moved me to realize that I am blessed by less. Less stuff and worries have opened space to live with more contentment and meaning. Living lightly reminds me that my existence is more than accumulating possessions and status. Ultimately, I am on a spiritual pilgrimage.

    As I continue to strip away the unnecessary stuff in my closets and mind, I’ve been able to see more clearly how much is enough and how much is more than enough. It’s a delicate dance to balance my own genuine needs with those of others. The spiritual paradox is that the less tightly I cling to my stuff, my way, and my concerns, the happier and more blessed I feel. Once I have enough, less is more.

    – Excerpted from Blessed By Less by Susan V. Vogt

     
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