letting go.

letting go.

Some of us want everything to go right. Especially when we’ve worked very hard at something.

About 3 years ago, I ordered 25 daffodil bulbs from a reputable company. I measured the depth with a ruler and followed the instructions carefully.

First spring: they all came up but only 6 flowered.

Second spring: same thing.

This spring: same thing.

I was tired of being disappointed. I worked hard. I researched.  I fed them fertilizer. I was patient. But my hope was dashed once again, seeing dark, green leaves but no stem and no cheery flower.

So, I dug up the bulbs of the non-flowering daffodils and tossed them.

There’s something to be said for staying the course. But there’s also something to be said for changing course when something isn’t working.

Only you can determine how this will work for you. But if you find yourself doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results, you’re setting yourself up.

Throwing those bulbs out was a huge step for me. I felt a tinge of guilt but I wouldn’t let it last. I had made up my mind and that was that.

How about you? Do you find yourself hanging onto something that you can really let go of?


I decided to enjoy the 6 flowering daffodils I had instead of exerting time and energy on something that clearly wasn’t going to work.

Let go and live with an uncluttered life!