Let Go


There was once a lonely girl who longed desperately for love. One
day while she was walking in the woods she found two starving
songbirds. She took them home and put them in a small glided cage.
She nurtured them with love and the birds grew strong. Every
morning they greeted her with a marvelous song. The girl felt great
love for the birds. She wanted their singing to last forever.

One day the girl left the door to the cage open. The larger and
stronger of the two birds flew from the cage. The girl watched
anxiously as he circled high above her. She was so frightened that he
would fly away and she would never see him again that as he flew
close, she grasped at him wildly. She caught him in her fist. She
clutched him tightly within her hand. Her heart gladdened at her
success in capturing him. Suddenly she felt the bird go limp. She
opened her hand stared in horror at the dead bird. Her desperate
clutching love had killed him.

She noticed the other bird teetering on the edge of the cage. She
could feel his great need for freedom, his need to soar into the clear
blue sky. She lifted him from the cage and tossed him softly into the
air. The bird circled once, twice, three times.

The girl watched delighted at the bird's enjoyment. Her heart was no
longer concerned with her loss. She wanted the bird to be happy.
Suddenly the bird flew closer and landed softly on her shoulder. It
sang the sweetest melody, she had ever heard.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tight, the best way
to keep love is to give it — WINGS!

Let go.

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