Do you have hatreds filling up your heart?
Let them go.
Do you hold onto anger at someone just because it feels good to be able to feel something toward them?
Let it go.
Do you miss someone so much that it hurts?
Let that go.
Do you play conversations over and over in your head, wondering how things could have gone differently?
Let them go.
Do you have grudges that won't let you see goodness, insecurities that won't let you grow inner strength, pain that masks progress?
Let them all go.
There are emotions we keep on a string, resentment we refuse to retire. We choose to let those things fester in our hearts and create unrest when we could cut the strings, let those feelings float into the wind, and meet the day anew.
I used to quote the Anne of Green Gables line that says that each day is brand new with no mistakes in it. It brought the promise of a new beginning, a fresh start, a chance to make something good when yesterday had much to improve on. But, that only works if you stop bringing yesterday's shortcomings into today's morning. Let yesterday be yesterday. Today is not yesterday, and if we want things to be better, we need to stop treating today like it's simply an offshoot of our yesterday.
Today can be better if we stop dragging yesterday into it.
Let yesterday go, and let today be today.