Letting Go

This late-summer bloom brings a bit of color to the fading greens prevalent as daylight hours wane.  Want to or not, we have to let it go.

Sometimes it’s hard letting go.  Yet we know that release will bring other benefits, such as cooler temperatures and the beauty of autumn’s yellows, oranges and reds.

I reluctantly let go of trying to get my husband to partake of the benefits of our back yard, part of the 165-mile trail of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.  For over three years, I invited my husband to walk and/or bike on the trail, without success.  Pain after a knee replacement a year or so ago deterred me from my persistent pursuits for a biking companion, so I let go of the idea of sharing my passion.

Health issues took precedence until yesterday.  At his last cardiac rehab session after his May heart attack, an overbooking of appointments caused him to use a stationary bike instead of his ‘normal’ therapeutic equipment.  He said the first four minutes were painful but after that his knee felt okay.  He let go of his pain as I had let go of my hopes.

Today we will go for our first bike ride together in years!

What are you holding onto that may provide surprises if you let it go?

 

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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