Good Thursday everyone! The confluence of this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo, the season of change and transition this time of year brings, (my oldest is now a college freshman, and the start of school for my youngest and my wife), plus warm memories of Labor Day with a previous faith community, and the reminder from the “Promises” of 12 Step tradition, brings me to my take on this week’s Fictioneers’ prompt.
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. (Due acknowledgement is given to AA for all copyright ownership)
Letting Go, Going Forward©
by Jim Kane
Sitting before the fire, my family experienced a sudden rush of silence which took away the warmth of the flickering influence before us, replaced by a different kind of heat – of memory, of conflict.
Dad said, “This is a different final night for us. Steph goes off to college next week and the circle is changing as life changes. Tonight is a night in which we let go so we can go forward. So tonight we write a note of forgiveness to someone we truly need to forgive. Love must rule and not conflict.”
The warmth of love came quickly.