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Let it bloom by itself

“Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.” ~Osho

Control freaks take note: The act of letting go is an act of personal surrender. Letting go requires trust and faith in the unknown. It’s not our job to keep the earth spinning on its axis, after all.

Letting go means allowing others to lead (or even win) sometimes — which takes grace and self-confidence.

Letting go also takes courage. It can be downright frightening to loosen your grip on a particular situation or a worry. But no matter how hard you try to force or manipulate an outcome (or insist that others do everything your way), things eventually turn out the way they’re meant to. It’s a lesson we have to repeat until we finally get it. ~CL

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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