Let Them Be

"They are who they are, not who I want them to be."

And it's not my responsibility to change them to meet my desires. If they were who I want them to be, they may end up getting into more trouble than they are in now. In other words, I must accept that I don't know what's best for everyone else. I must let people be themselves. I must learn that everyone is a human, so everyone has their own issues. This should not be a cause of resentment for me, but cause for appreciation, sometimes gratitude and sometimes empathy. Just because someone is different, and has different goals, does not mean that I need to fix or change them. Letting go of others is a way to reduce my own stress and actually makes me happier. Just because they are different, does not mean that they are wrong.


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Letting go of control of others makes you less resentful and more serene. So, today, enjoy the differences. If someone is making you miserable or craving a drug, you may need to remove yourself from the situation and create healthy boundaries, but more often than not, you don't really need to do anything but let the person be.