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Supplies: Liquitex (matte gel medium); Apple Barrel for PLAID (paint); Anita’s All Purpose Acrylic Craft Paint (white paint); Faber-Castell (pen); StazOn (ink); “Room for Real Life” was cut out from a Pottery Barn catalog; Printed photo on regular paper at home with my HP Photosmart

Last night during our devotion time, Jason and I were studying about anxiety. Our book had this great poem that became the inspiration for this piece.

“Letting Go” (Anonymous)

To let go doesn’t mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.

To let go is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization that I don’t control another.

To let go is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.

To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To let go is not to try to change or blame another, I can only change myself.

To let go is not to care for, but to care about.

To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive.

To let go is not to be protective, it is to permit another to face reality.

To let go is not to deny but to accept.

To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue, but to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone but to try to become what I dream I can be.

To let go is not to regret the past but to grow and live for the future.

To let go is to fear less and love more.

Letting go makes room for real life. Explore.

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