“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”
Letting Go and Moving On
Many of us read to our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends’ children, the classic children’s book “Goodnight Moon.” Written in 1947 by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, it features a bunny saying, "good night" to everything around him before slipping into sleep.
It reminds us that there is a time to say goodnight, even goodbye to things around us that keep us agitated. And it reminds us that in this process, with reflection and simplicity, there is a time to pause and quiet our busy minds.
We use so much energy, so many words justifying why we do things – thinking about the future, the past. We overthink, analyze and strategize often creating anxiety. Perhaps we should acknowledge what is around us, then say goodnight and move on with quiet and calm – letting go to face the next day, the next chapter of our life refreshed.