Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Let Go

Let go, let God.
When I let go, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu
Oh, man! There is no planet, sun or star that could hold you if you but knew what you are. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise sayings. But do we do it?

Yesterday I posted a comment on Facebook: A new day with new possibilities.

I believe in possibilities. I believe in a power that guides me and takes care of me. I have proof. I started writing and producing social dramas for the schools when I was newly divorced. With no prior writing experience, my little shows  became successful enough to last for12 years.

A year ago I began actively writing. I started by writing greeting card verses and a few magazine articles. I had no known knowledge how to go about all this, yet I just moved forward doing what I felt I needed to do with a faith I don like my clothing each day. Then someone said, "You should be writing a blog." So I decided if one was going to be good for me, I'd write two. A year later my blog had made a top 50 blog about grandparenting rating #16. My Neff Road blog made blog of the week in The Oregonian. People from all over the world were reading my blogs. Hm.

Last night after I posted my 'possibility' post on Facebook, I found a surprise in my email box. A story submission I'd sent in a few months ago has made the cut being considered for a new anthology to be released in the spring by Chicken Soup For The Soul: Grandmothers. Only 5% of all entries ever make it to final consideration.

Well, there you have it. Possibilities, faith, trust, belief that we have gifts that we might not realize, but a higher power has a need for those gifts to be expressed and guides them.

Oh, by the way, in regards to Sydney's adjustment to the new school and not knowing anyone. Yesterday she went home with her new best friend, Savanah. We discovered that Savanah's grandparents live in the same house where we raised our daughter and son.

Perhaps our journey is not ours to make but to accept as already complete. - me


  1. Great post! Congratulations on making the cut for Chicken Soup for the Soul. What a strange coincidence about Sydney's friend!

  2. Thanks, Susan. I always appreciate your support and encouragement.