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Friday, November 20, 2015

Letting Go: Lessons Learned from Rosemary and Rollie

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Let Go and Walk Away from Drama

Rollie and Rosemary were two of the very best parents and role-models anyone could ask for! My father would have been 99 today if he hadn't passed away last year. 

Today I celebrate both of my parents for two lessons they taught us all the way to the end of their lives: Let Go and Walk Away from Drama. 

These life lessons are so aptly captured in the words of Marie Forleo and the poem by Reverend Safire Rose.

Rosemary--a mother with sparkling eyes and a joyful heart
She always made us laugh!

Walk Away from Drama and its Creators ~
Surround Yourself with People who make you Laugh

"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away
From all the drama and people who create it.
You surround yourself with people who make you laugh.
Forget the bad and focus on the good.
Love the people who treat you well, pray for the ones who don't.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."
Marie Forleo

Even in death, Rosemary and Rollie
showed us we can let go and softly move on.

She Let Go 
by Agape Minister, Rev. Safire Rose

She let go

Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of fear. She let go of judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the 'right' reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn't ask anyone for advice. She didn't read a book on how to let go.

She just let go.

She let go of all the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right. She didn't promise to let go. She didn't journal about it. She didn't write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement. She didn't check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.

She just let go.

She didn't analyze whether she should let go. She didn't call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn't utter one word.

She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. 

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn't good. It wasn't bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her.

And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

Here’s to giving ourselves the gift of letting go…

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For more than 30 years, Susan Meyerott has been helping people lighten up and step over invisible barriers to change one step at a time. She speaks to your heart, puts you at ease, and makes changing easier than ever before.

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Ms Going on 80 said...

I loved your tribute to your mom and dad. And what a terrific picture - I never realized how much you look like your mother! Beautiful!

Susan Meyerott said...

Thank you, Peg! I love to hear I looked like my mom.

Funny I just talked to Bill this morning and we were talking about YOU! Love to you!

Jean | said...

Sue, that made me cry. Now I see where your got your radiant, twinkly-eyed smile. Your parents sound like such lovely, lovely people.

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Thanks, Jean. As someone who loves passing on the lessons and traditions of your family, I know you understand the incredible gifts our parents are.