Many years ago, while looking out the window, concerned about a loved one, I wondered, What could I do to help?
To my surprise, as if on cue, a lone white feather glided by on a breeze, as if it had wings! I looked up at the blue sky, but the feather appeared to come out of nowhere. My mood brightened with thanks for an uplifting and timely reminder. Our loved ones are in the constant care of a guardian angel. They are children of light. Trust.
My part in being helpful also came from the advice offered in this anonymous poem, a handout at spiritual support group.
To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means
I can’t do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off, it's the realization
I can't control another.
To let go is not to enable, but to allow learning
from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means
the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
it's to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for, but to care about.
To let go is not to judge, but to allow another
to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the
outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
To let go is not to be protective, it's to permit another
to face reality.
To let go is not to deny, but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue, but instead
to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires, but
to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and
To let go is to fear less and love more.
To let go, is to remember, no one is truly ever alone. God loves us all. We are children of light.
"He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." (Psalm 91)
Love and peace,
(photo from the web)