Only three things matter

March 12, 2014

1013239_883461081683346_279063227_nLove.

Love is everything, whether it’s love for a child, a mate, a friend, a neighbor or the world. Especially the world. We should treat love like it’s abundant, because it is. Love is everything.

Living gently.

What we use, what we lose, how we manage, how we work. We can–and should–leave our footprint in this life. But a gentle one.

Letting go.

Here’s what I think: we always know what’s not meant for us. But sometimes, we want it anyway. Being able to let it go gracefully frees everyone to take the next step on their path.  Can’t say I’ve always done this, but I know it’s the right way. Like everyone else, I am a work in progress.

I have to agree that these are three of the things that matter most. I hope parents everywhere will teach their children these three things.

Even if they teach nothing else.

 

18 comments on “Only three things matter
  1. Jay Lickus says:

    Live gently and leave a simple epitaph…………

    Remember man, as you walk by,
    As you are now, so once was I,
    As I am now, so shall you be,
    Remember this and follow me.

  2. #3 is the one I struggle with most. Trying to force thingsthat aren’t meant to be is an exercise in futility. And I do it anyway.

  3. Kathleen says:

    Letting go is the hardest. Especially when it’s someone you’re supposed to love and keep.

  4. Haralee says:

    Great sentiments for goals. Thanks!

  5. Lisa Froman says:

    # 3, #3, #3. I live in the past, in the moment and in the future–it is exhausting. But mostly, I spend lots of time in the past. I’m working on this….

  6. Jenn says:

    Oh, #3. I live too much in the future some days, planning or waiting for the “when this happens” and too often missing the moments in front of me.
    I’m working so hard on living IN the moment, to embrace it, instead of hiding from the now by planning for the “soon”.

  7. Hi Carol. Nicely said and a great reminder. I don’t think I can hear all three of these enough. Thank you. ~Kathy

  8. Tammy says:

    Lovely read! Letting go is the hardest thing of all. In my later years I see the importance of it. Realizing that helps me go where I need to be. Still, its a tough thing, and often hurtful. Loss is loss. But it took years to figure out was that the empty space left a place for a new beginning. Still learning!

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