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Let It Go – I’m not talking about the movie

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Clear blue sky with a bunch of balloons floating away.

I walked into my 11-year-old son had just rearranged his whole bedroom. He excitedly asked, “Mom, what do you think?”

As an avid HGTV watcher, this was ALL WRONG! You shouldn’t block the window like that, it looks terrible! This is what I was thinking…

But rather than crush his spirit, I asked him a few questions about his bedroom redesign.

 Me: “Why did you place your bed in front of the window?”

Carson: “Because when I wake up, I can look out the window and see the sunrise.”

Me: “Wow! That sounds like a great way to start your day. Ok, now what about the fact that the closet door is blocked”? (It’s one of those bi-fold types, so there are two sides that open. )

Carson:  “I can still get the one side open and reach what I need.”

Me: “ok, hummm…”

Well, everything he said made sense...but it still looked terrible! 

As I stood there evaluating the situation and seeing the pride in his eyes, I asked myself, “does this really matter?” 

Does it really matter that his bed placement is not what I would do?  Maybe I don’t think it looks “right,” but this is one of those situations that I decided to “Let it Go”.

Maybe your children insist on wearing shorts when it’s 40 degrees outside... 

Maybe your husband cuts down some bushes that now look hideous…

There are plenty of times I reflect on my viewpoint and wonder: why do I believe my way is better? 

That’s when I step back and determine that maybe this is one of those times to Let it Go. 

What scenarios or situations are there in your life that you can just Let It Go? 

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