Gibson Pearl posted this today, and I thought it was beautiful.
This is something I found long ago...I modified it a touch. Maybe it's something you need to hear right now. Maybe you know someone who needs to hear it. In any case...
There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this:
When people can walk away from you, let them walk.
Don’t try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone. When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.
People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay. Let them go. It doesn't mean that they are bad people; it just means that their part in the story is over. And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead.
You've got to know when it's dead. You've got to know when it's over. Embrace the gift of good-bye.
If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to LET IT GO.
If you are holding on to past hurts and pains...LET IT GO.
If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth...LET IT GO.
If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge...LET IT GO.
If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction...LET IT GO.
If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents…LET IT GO.
If you have a bad attitude...LET IT GO.
If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better...LET IT GO.
If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship...LET IT GO.
If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves…LET IT GO.
Let the past be the past. Forget the former things. New life is today.