7.09.2010

On Letting Go

Balloons and hot air balloons have always had this appeal to me. This certain inspiration behind them...like they were a symbol on letting go. A reminder that it can be hard to let things go, but sometimes we have to in order to live the life we are supposed to live. Letting go is usually hard for most of us. For some it can take years or maybe even a lifetime. But, there is freedom on the other side. It's quite a process...

...so we can begin again.


































Images here

59 comments:

Abby said...

It's amazing how hard it is to let go, and how afraid we are to let go, but how free we will become afterwards.

Hot air balloons make me think of "Up"! Love that movie.

Andrea said...

What an absolutely FABULOUS post! By far my favorite of the week. Beautiful images, tons of inspiration, and a great message! Bravo darling!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

You always have such lovely pictures!!!! Love all of these! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww so magical:) I needed this after a long week....Thank you sweetie and wish you a wonderful Friday:)
Kisses

Mrs. Blimes said...

These images seriously floor me! They are so inspiring and beautiful! thank you so much for sharing!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my goodness, your gorgeous post is one of the pretties I've ever seen. Every single image is beautiful! 'The quotes are all great, sigh, ADORABLE!
Sending warm wishes your way for a pretty sunny Friday. xxx

Valerie said...

This is such an incredible concept. It's so hard to let things go, but we're only hurting ourselves by holding onto them. I'm going to work on this one! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a fabulous weekend!

xo
Valerie

Anna Walker said...

Uhmmmm are you okay? And I have heard of this thing, where you put a piece of folded up paper in a balloon, blow it up, tie it on a string, and just let it go, and float away...it sounds nice :)

Marcie said...

Ok, I know it is early, but this is my favorite post of the day! I've been wanting to do a post on balloons lately, and this one is beautiful.

We all have things to let go. Your post has inspired me to write these on a balloon and let it go!

xo Marcie

tywo said...

This is the post I need. Thank you for sharing this. Brenton in going to California to pursue his career, and it's so hard for me to let go. :(




LOVE!

A Casa da Vá said...

And that is what I call a POWERFUL post... I am speechless... getting divorced 3 years ago was the best 'let it go' experience and opened up so much good in my life and it was "quite a process" but an amazing one. Thank you for the beauty of your posts!

photohogger said...

Beautiful images of letting go :) even though it can be a hard thing.

Great post, as always.

Have a great weekend!!!!
xo

Debby said...

Gorgeous images and a wonderful message. It is hard to let go sometimes but it is also such a important for healing no matter what the situation. xo

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Trish will too, I'm sending a link to her for when she gets back!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh this is so true. What a beautiful post.

Hope you had a wonderful week and that you had a great weekend on tap. I'm just getting back into the swing of things after vacation. Thanks so much for stopping by all week while I was away :)

xoxo

Leah said...

Such a happy and "uplifting" post! Love these images!

Happy weekend hun!

Kimmy said...

I honestly believe some things are so familiar you do have a fear of them no longer being there and therefore you are fearful of moving on and as you said, "Letting go."
But in order for us to grow and become who God would have us to become, sometimes we must do just that.
It is like Eleanor Roosevelt said many decades ago:
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Have a lovely weekend and thank you for giving me something to think about this week, cheers!

this free bird said...

This is so true and so timely. Reading my mind for sure.

Thanks so much. Hope you have a great weekend! Posted the blog award you gave me and linked back to you as well :)

xo-Carrie
ps-nice little cooking giveaway coming up within the next week or so. totally want you to enter!!

BridalHood said...

Wow, this one spoke to me today! I might be stealing some of your images next week - I'm writing all about "letting go"

BridalHood said...

Wow, this one spoke to me today! I might be stealing some of your images next week - I'm writing all about "letting go"

Jess said...

Where do you find such amazing pictures? This is one of the most beautiful posts I have seen in a while! I think letting go is so important and you have summed it up in such a fantastic way.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Hello! I love your post. I am smack-dab in the middle of a major Let-Go right now. This was a great reminder for me that it is good sometime to let go. Thank you!

My Friday Pretties does get refreshed every week. There are several people who told me that they wnat to be in every Friday. Usually I go through and take the blogs out that haven't requested to stay in. I was super lazy this week. So, I am sorry! My fault. I was busy letting go...Ha ha
I will take your link off. Thanks for letting me know. Hope you come back soon. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Joyce

Jennifer said...

This is one of my favourite posts you've ever done!

I am letting go, and this was beautiful inspiration. :)

Rosie said...

such wise words for one so young...yes, and the relief can be so healing...for me, almost instantaneous, This so important for us all to remember...thank you
great "snappies"... as always...you my dear have a great gift...what is your occupation?
Hope you enjoy this weekend to it's fullest...keep smiling Rosie

Hazel said...

What a gorgeous collection of photos, and a great concept of letting go... sometimes if we could let go of certain emotions easier (anger, frustration etc) our lives would be less complex!! :) Hazel

Rosie said...

Oh, your blog is "glamorous" in my eyes...one never knows who will peek at it...sweet dreams...Rosie

Melissa Blake said...

This post is truly beautiful!!! Letting go is something I'm constantly struggling with, but this post helped me, so THANK YOU!

The Zhush said...

What a great post...the words, the wisdom and the lovely images all together, so amazing!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I love this post! The symbols of the balloons - letting go and freedom - it's difficult but a great feeling to have. The photos are lovely as well.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I love everything about this post!!

It's making me quite HAPPY!!

XOXO

Jen said...

I always smile at the sight of balloons.... doesn't everyone?? ;-)

Happy Weekend Sweetie!! xo

Bela said...

W-O-W...simply A-D-O-R-E this post!
The message through it is amazing! Thanks Poppies and Sunshine!!!
Huge hug!! Bela.

Liz said...

oh my goodness...

such a sweet post. i couldn't agree more with the quotes imbedded in some of the images you gathered here. and there is no greater feeling of letting go of things that can sometimes take over your life. you gotta let go and live, be free as balloons and the air we breathe.

{thanks so much for considering my blog, your comment and now following. i am following you back. looking forward to hearing from you again}

happy weekend to you.

ox ^-^

M.A said...

That's a very powerful lesson, one we all have to learn in our life time.

georgia~gigi said...

Oh Poppie, hearts, rainbows and balloons!
Such a beautiful post! Great qoutes and great words to love by! I was going to type words to live by, but love came out, he he! Thought I better leave it, or maybe let it go, oh so confused, ha ha! Ok, I am going to stop now! I will leave you my friend with a qoute!
“Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future.”

Big Smooch!
Gi Gi

June said...

Sometimes it's hard to do...but a must for a happy life! Let it go and something better will come.
Such a beautiful post!

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

Wonderful images! I had just put together a post on balloons, will have to save it for a later date! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and for your lovely comments. It led me here and your blog is fab x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful post :) Thank you for your visit and lovely comments. Enjoy your weekend.

Chic Mother and Baby said...

This is an absolutely beautiful post, there are tears in my eyes ... its been one year and im still trying to let go and battling severe depression :(

Cornflake said...

What wonderful words. So often we don't let go of the little things and see the bigger picture.

An amazing selection of truly beautiful images. I absolutely love balloons and there are some stunners here!

Hope you've had a great weekend!
xx

DragonflyLanternshop said...

Love these pics :-)

tywo said...

Your comment on my post made my eyes teary while my lips folded in a smile. I love the feeling of knowing a lovely stranger cares. Thank you.
Have a great Sunday.




LOVE!

JBeaudetStudios said...

I love your post! It's so true. I'm glad you found my blog so I could find yours! Jennifer:)

millie said...

My English is not good enough to comment on your profound thoughts...but be sure I read every one of your posts.
I love your blog...so I nominated you for the sweet award. Please,visit my blog and take it

Thanks for everyday inspiration of all kind :)
xoxo

Cool Gal said...

What a fabulous post. So true.

Rosie said...

S*W*E*E*T D*R*E*A*M*S
....love Rosie........

Indie.Tea said...

Those are all so lovely! I love the film-like vintage look of them.
I saw a bunch of colorful balloons in the sky the other day...but by the time I grabbed my camera they had floated away...

clare's craftroom said...

Wow what a great post and such amazing photos !
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment .

shopgirl said...

Awesome, Awesome Post!

I am who I am because of my past and I honour it.

xoxo

Annie said...

This is SUCH a great post. I love it so much. Thank you - I needed this reminder very much!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Beautiful pictures. We just remembered a friend who died last years with lots of balloons... It was a beautiful ritual and perhaps it was part of letting go. xo

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

seriously exquisite photos and a well-made point to boot. LOVE this post!

Housewife Bliss said...

wow, I am without words, what a stunning post. I am a wee bit scared of balloons (I know, strange but true) but somehow this post, these images relaxed me...my shoulders are soft and round, and I have a calm smile on my face..I love the lighting of the pictures & the message you are sending ...thank you for todays post.

http://www.housewifebliss.com

JMay said...

Awesome post & even more awesome pictures :-)

Amanda said...

A lovely post with some gorgeous images - my favourite is the one of the two people on the beach...

melifaif said...

This post spoke directly to me today. Love.

Lana said...

Beautiful post and of course the balloon images are just fab! Thanks for the visit :)

Sara said...

What an inspirational post! And absolutely beautiful images and quotes. My favoutite one is the one of the room filled with white and yellow balloons - awesome photo!

Allison - Simply Beautiful World said...

Oh my gosh I love this!!! I wish I had seen this before I did a post on balloons. There are some pics I totally would have used! Great post!