I wrote a note to myself today and put it on my refrigerator. When I felt overwhelmed with emotion, I stopped working, walked over to the refrigerator, and read it out loud, then went back to work. This happened at least a dozen times today. Out of respect, I will leave out the details and edit the note a bit, but I wanted to share it here in case you find yourself in a situation that you can’t fix, no matter how hard you try.
Sometimes we are not supposed to fix. Sometimes we are supposed to let go and trust God to take care of it/him/her/them/us, etc.
This is an incredibly hard lesson to learn, especially if you’ve been in the habit of (or unhealthy obsession with) fruitless attempts to fix.
It is what it is, not what it should or could or would be if…
It is what it is.
There is nothing you can do or say to change this.
You are powerless in this situation.
You only have power to help yourself.