Let Them by Cassie Phillips
Let Them by Cassie Phillips was a poem I heard on social media. Now, I do not have social media, but this is when I did. When I heard it, it was during a time in my life that was very chaotic. Let’s be real, most days are chaotic. I had discovered some ‘friends’ were not really friends and that people cannot always be trusted. Trust is an issue I have already but this was the last straw for me. People are so quick to judge when they don’t know all the details.
However, reality is that unless you are sleeping with that person or they have their feet under your table for every meal, they don’t need to know the details of anything. Frankly, it is none of their business. We (I) choose to make it their business and by doing that, things get misunderstood.
Just Let Them
If they want to choose something over you, LET THEM.
If they want to go weeks without talking to you, LET THEM.
If they are okay with never seeing you, LET THEM.
If they are okay with always putting themselves first, LET THEM.
If they are showing you who they are and not what you perceived them to be, LET THEM.
If they want to follow the crowd, LET THEM.
If they want to judge or misunderstand you, LET THEM.
If they act like they can live without you, LET THEM.
If they want to walk out of your life and leave, hold the door open, AND LET THEM.
Let them lose you. You were never theirs, because you were always your own.
So let them.
Let them show you who they truly are, not tell you.
Let them prove how worthy they are of your time.
Let them earn your forgiveness.
Let them call you to talk about ordinary things.
Let them take you out on a Thursday.
Let them talk about anything and everything just because it’s you they are talking to.
Let them have a safe place in you.
Let them see the heart in you that didn’t harden.
Let them love you.
Author: Cassie Phillips
Geez, this is so powerful on so many levels for me. It may not strike everyone the way it strikes me and that is okay. It is the same as the Welcome To Holland poem by Emily Perl Kingsley. There has been so much that has gone on in the last several years. True colors have been shown by some while others have shown up and shown out in support and love. I have retreated back and am reflecting inward to see where changes need to be made, as well. Slowly, I’m trying to make my way back to the surface so Light can be shown on my face.
Remember you cannot control the actions or thoughts of others. The only thing you can do is control your reactions. Anxiety is fear of the future and not being able to control it. Depression is sadness that is focused on what you can’t change or couldn’t control from your past. Live in the present…moment by moment…breathe in and breathe out. Your goal is to change the life of 1 person. What if that 1 person is you?