Letting People Go…Why is it Hard?

I have always had a problem when it comes to letting people go, especially those I have known for a long time. I’m the type that will hold on forever–even when it isn’t good for me. I love hard–whether it’s friends or family–and letting go has never been easy for me. I am a very sensitive person. However, when I do let go, it’s forever.

If you are a sensitive person, the key to not caring is to stop thinking that everyone is as “considerate” as you are.”

So I have been thinking about that a lot.

Why am I so forgiving? Why can’t I let go? It can be a blessing and curse–to love so hard. To have a big heart. To be the nurturing kind. Why was I born this way?

Well, it is how God made me and it is for a reason. Often times, I’d wish that I could just let people go and cut them out with a blink of an eye, but that is not me.

And those who have had the pleasure of having me in their lives know that they held a very special place in my heart.

Life will bring us so many different people. Sometimes not so much for ourselves, but for others. Perhaps a certain person needed you in their lives for a particular season, and when that season has ended, it is time to recognize it and let go.

I have always been the kind that forgives easily and turns the other cheek to avoid confrontation and having to lose people.

It’s easier for me to forgive than to say goodbye.

So, although I am still learning how to let go and free myself from the past, I am grateful that God has given me a heart so big. A heart that loves the people in my life with no regrets. And even though people may take that for granted–my big, nurturing heart– I will continue to love hard and know that there are still some special people in my life who appreciate it.

I am letting go of the past and making way for the future.

Your intense love can sometimes prevent you from moving on because you don’t see the silver lining or that you’re better off without some people.

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