Letting go plus GRAND Social No. 322 link party for grandparents

Letting go

I saw this sentiment on Instagram Sunday and was immediately smitten. It’s bold and brief (my favorite sort of inspiration) and gorgeously displays the grandeur of fall (my favorite season).

It’s a lovely reminder of the need to let go. And I have a lot of letting go to do.

Much of what I need to let go is related to expectations—not only of others but even more so of myself.

An equal (possibly more) level of letting go I’ve got to do is related to stuff. Material stuff such as extra furniture and books and kitchen ware and more as Jim and I finally made the unequivocal (!!) decision to put our beloved home on the market next spring and move to a more suitable—i.e. smaller—home. One that doesn’t require constant upkeep and never-ending chores.

And who’s not up to letting go of a chore or two… or ten?

In what ways might you be wanting to—needing to—let go? I hope the Instagram gem above inspires you to do so as much as it does me.

GRAND Social No. 322 link party for grandparents

What I definitely don’t want to let go is the weekly GRAND Social link party! Thank you for participating, for making it a success.

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How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.

  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.

  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.

  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)

  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).

  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. 

  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment, even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.

NOTE REGARDING COMMENTS: There is a platform-wide technical issue with comments on Squarespace sites at this time, related to the browser used by the commenter, according to Squarespace. Many comments post fine but If yours doesn’t, please accept my apologies and sincere appreciation for your attempts. Hopefully the issue will soon be resolved. -Lisa