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Let it Go

Happy May! We have been basking in the sunshine and warmth the last few days-some of those fleetingly beautiful days we get before the heat of summer kicks in. Lovely!

My son likes jokes. One of his latest jokes he’s been sharing that he learned from his cousin is “Why don’t you give Elsa a balloon? Because she’ll let it go.” And then the sweet laughter of a five year old gets the room laughing :D

Let it go…A phrase easier said than done. I was encouraged by this idea this week as I tracked and noticed times I was holding my breathe, holding tension in my shoulders, jaw, or clenched hands, or holding onto control. I reminded myself to let it go, and let it out. Sometimes the gesture of opening my hands and facing my palms up can help me physically practice this letting go. Other times the gesture of letting go might be more powerful, joyful, or confident. Whatever the gesture, may it be one that helps release whatever we are holding-holding our breath, holding our fear, holding onto control- so that we can have more room for the new breath, the new day, a new perspective, and all the beauty that comes with it.

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