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  1. Jenny @thebrickcastle

    I wasn’t actually singing 😀
    I think when life throws a ton of shit at you, you realise that this is what there is. As Maya Angelou said “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”. Sometimes we aren’t strong enough and we have to wobble, but then we are back, ready to fight another day xx
    You have amazing strength Anne xxx

  2. Debbie

    Hi Anne, I love this post. Letting it go isn’t always easy, but it is well worth doing. Like you I deal with things then let them go, I don’t want my life ruled by negative feelings. I find having a good mini rant often helps me get over it and tomorrow is a new day, with room for new thoughts and feelings, so why dwell on the negative past? My lot look at me like I’m bonkers when I tell them they have choices, even when they think they don’t and it is possible to choose to be happy/positive even when life is getting us down…. Your attitude shines through in your posts too!

    xx

  3. Theresa

    Makes perfect sense. You always have been & always will be amazing. Your strength gives me strength. I have learnt a lot from you. I have laughed a lot with you too & those memories make me smile ?

  4. Lucy At Home

    There is so much wisdom in this post. I know that I feel things very deeply and that I find it difficult when people hurt me. But, like you, I have learnt that feeling hurt does me no good, whatever the cause – letting it go is the path to healing. My grandma lost her husband in difficult circumstances when she was a young woman. She was 90 when she died and she never remarried. But at her funeral, one thing really struck me – everyone spoke of how she never complained. I thought back over the years I had known her (she even lived with us for a while so I definitely knew her really well) and yes, they were right – she never complained. She loved to talk about him and tell me stories, but it was always done with love in her heart and never bitterness. She is my inspiration now, whenever I am tempted to feel sorry for myself or to get angry about the cards I am dealt.

    Sorry for the long comment…! #blogcrush

  5. Helena

    This is a thought provoking post. I find it so difficult to forget what wrongs have occurred in the past and end up replaying them in my head which hurts again. #BlogCrush

  6. Natalie

    This is such a thought provoking and insightful post. I love how you own up to your own partaking in the negative things that happened to you and tell us how you let it go. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Astrid

    Wow, this is such an insightful post! I wish I could let go of the past and though generally I can, the thought patterns ingrained in me in the past are very pervasive.

    As for grief, I so far have only lost people who were already old and in most cases very poorly. This allowed me to more gradually say goodbye to them. An exception was my maternal grandpa, who died more or less suddenly (he was instantly comatose from a brain bleed) when I was eight. That being said, when people’s health deteriorate, it is harder to savor the good memories, at least for me. For instance, my paternal grandma died at the age of 94 in 2018 but had already been suffering significant cognitive decline, so that the grandma I’d grown up with and who was a witness at my weddign in 2011, had already sort of disappeared. I do still savor the good memories, but this was one reason I didn’t see this grandma for the last year of her life. That’s sad in a way.
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