I want to share something that I received at a class/support group I attended this Spring. I've been dealing with highly stressful and sad family situations for a long time, and this class provided much insight. I will always be thankful that I attended it and for the people I met there.
This is one of the resources we received in our class materials. I think these points (reminders) can apply to many different relationships and circumstances. I hope it provides some encouragement for someone here, as it did for me.
"Let Go" (author unknown)
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 that I can't control another.
To let go is to allow someone to learn from natural consequences.
To let go is to realize when the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to care for, but to care about.
To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to expect miracles, but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize or regulate anybody, but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future. To let go is to fear less and to love more.