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5 Quotes to Help you Let Go & Live

January 27, 2017

In my previous post Let Go, Accept Yourself and start Living I wrote about the need to Let Go and Live by accepting who you are and moving forward.

I selected these 5 quotes to share with you as I feel they capture the positive results when we do let go of our past, our insecurities and the way we perceive ourselves.  Life can be so good if we learn to let go of the negatives and focus on the positives in our lives.



Let Go & Live

Sometimes we are hell bent on over-planning our life.  We plan down to the last detail and are disappointed or can’t cope when life throws a curve ball.  This quote to me is saying that I should be less of a control freak with my life and actually be open to opportunities that come my way.  Enter doors that open and explore new adventures.

Let Go & Live

I think most of us are too hard on ourselves and our own worst critic.  We can forgive others but sometimes we need to actually forgive ourselves and remind ourselves that no, we aren’t perfect but we are worthy of our own forgiveness.

Let Go & Live

I’m not very good at accepting and admit I can hold a grudge.  As I get older I realise what a waste feeling this way is.  Holding on to something that happened perhaps years ago and actually stopped me enjoying my life and being happy.  Sometimes it is hard to have faith in the unknown but if you think positively it can be exciting.

Let Go & Live

I’ve written before about letting go.  Letting go of negatives in your life including personal relationships and friendships.  Some friendships can be toxic and pull us down, we might be in a job that we hate but aren’t brave enough or self-confident enough to realise that there is something better our there for us.

Let Go & Live

Oh this is one that I’ve struggled with over the years!  Trying to be someone I’m not just to please others and in doing so have been miserable.  I’m not almost 60 (this year) and finally being who I am and being proud of who I am.  The main person we need to impress is ourselves.  Be true to yourself and don’t place so much importance on what others think.


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  • Reply Rachel January 28, 2017 at 05:25

    These are all great quotes. Thank you. ?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 06:44

      Thanks Rachel! Have a great week!

  • Reply Beth (GrannyBeth3) January 28, 2017 at 09:42

    As I approached 60, it became more and more important to just be me… and it became easier.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 06:43

      I feel the same Beth. It must be an age thing but really I wish I had felt that way years ago. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply Sara January 28, 2017 at 15:51

    Hi, Sue. I’m a huge fan of quotes. They’ve helped me through a number of depressing and difficult times.

    A kind word, a smile, a hug… A quote can embody all of these.

    One, in particular, is by Lao Tzu: If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

    is that a beautiful one?

    I shared this on my Quotes board on Pinterest. (it’s a group board so you’re welcome to join too)

    Enjoy our day,


    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 06:42

      Oh I love the quote you have mentioned by Lao Tzu, Sara. It is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to join your Quotes board on Pinterest and have a great week. x

  • Reply Melissa Ruddy January 30, 2017 at 11:12

    This is my theme for this year. These are great quotes all of which are speaking truth to me this year. Letting go is really very hardbut as the quotes say it must be done to make room for something new.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 11:04

      It is a great theme Melissa but not always easy to achieve. It is just a matter of working on letting go so you can enjoy all that life has to offer. Have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill January 30, 2017 at 11:25

    Some wonderful quotes here Sue – the last one is particularly a favourite of mine – I’ve pinned it again because it’s such a great reminder to move forward in life and not try to be someone you’re not.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 11:04

      Thanks Leanne. I used to try to be someone I wasn’t but not anymore – what you see is what you get! Have a great last week off work xx

  • Reply January 30, 2017 at 12:10

    These are definitely some quotes of inspiration Sue. Thank you for sharing. We all need a pick me up now and then. I love them all but especially numbers 3 and 5. I will be pinning to my Inspiration board. I hope you have a fantastic week and may God bless you and yours in 2017!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 11:06

      Thank you Horace and lovely to hear from you. I hope your book is going well. Have a wonderful 2017 yourself xx

  • Reply Jan Wild January 30, 2017 at 14:38

    Great quotes Sue, thank you, I particularly like the first one. I generally like to have everything planned down to the last full stop but sometimes I can feel the Universe letting me know to leave some flexibility because it has plans I don’t yet know about.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 11:02

      I’m a planner Jan and probably too organised sometimes. I need to learn to go with the flow a little more so I don’t stress out. Have a great week. xx

  • Reply gigi January 31, 2017 at 03:51

    These are all great quotes Sue! I especially love the Joseph Conrad quote–

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 10:58

      Thank you Gigi! Have a wonderful week my friend. xx

  • Reply Cristina February 1, 2017 at 03:33

    These are indeed very good quotes!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 10:56

      thanks Christina! Have a great day!

  • Reply Renee Fuller February 1, 2017 at 07:05

    Wow love your site! Just found it through the blogging over 40 site. Great inspiration

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 10:55

      Thanks so much Renee! Glad you found me. Looking forward to connecting more. Have a fabulous day!

  • Reply Janice | MostlyBlogging February 1, 2017 at 12:39

    Hi Sue,
    I have a quote like the hello quote on my blog.
    Thanks for bringing your post to last week’s Blogger’s Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2017 at 11:33

      thanks Janice!

  • Reply Karen Woodall February 2, 2017 at 06:00

    I love these! I’d also add… Deal with what is and not what you wish it would be. Good grief how much mental energy is wasted on wishing things were different instead of working positively through whatever the real situation is. thanks for your inspiring post!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2017 at 11:38

      Oh I love that Karen! You are so right about wasting mental energy I did that for so long but now I am older and hopefully a little wiser. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

  • Reply candy February 3, 2017 at 11:42

    Enjoyed all your quotes. Forgiving is the difficult one. We say we forgive but do we forgive and forget. Thanks for linking up with Blogging Grandmothers.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 4, 2017 at 05:45

      Yes, forgiving needs to include forgetting but sometimes that isn’t as easy. Good point Candy. x

  • Reply Bohemian Babushka February 3, 2017 at 12:24

    Great quotes to remember and live by. Gracias for your insights and sharing. BB2U

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 4, 2017 at 05:47

      Thank you and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Grammy Dee February 3, 2017 at 17:46

    I love all of these but I think I like the first one best! Thank you Sue for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothers #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 4, 2017 at 05:49

      I love a good quote and thank you for sharing on social media. Have a great week!

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") February 4, 2017 at 00:16

    Great quotes for inspiration! Thanks for sharing these positive thoughts. Visiting from Blogging Grandmothers.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 4, 2017 at 05:52

      Thanks Mimi! Have a beautiful week and enjoy xx

  • Reply Rhonda February 4, 2017 at 02:54

    I loved all of the quotes. I think the Let Go …… is my favorite. Thanks for sharing these inspiring quotes.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 4, 2017 at 05:53

      Hi Rhonda, yes I loved all of the quotes when I found them. We just need a little push sometimes and I find quotes usually hit the spot. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Jean | February 4, 2017 at 06:23

    Sue, wise words. I love quotes and often print them out and put them where I’ll see them regularly. Hey, whatever it takes!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 6, 2017 at 09:19

      Yes quotes are a great way to remind us of the important things in life Jean. I like the idea of putting them somewhere you can see them regularly. Have a fabulous week!

  • Reply Clearissa Coward February 5, 2017 at 12:39

    These are wonderful. Forgiveness is for you and not for the other person is something I had a difficult time learning, but it is totally logical and so very true. Thank you for sharing with #blogginggrandmothers. I have shared on my social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 6, 2017 at 09:26

      Yes forgiveness is a hard one Clearissa but unless we can forgive and move on we won’t enjoy life. Thanks for sharing on social media and have a beautiful week.

  • Reply Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle February 8, 2017 at 17:34

    Sue we are going to feature your encouraging post on the Blogger’s Pit Stop. Congratulations. Be looking for the feature on Friday.

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    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 9, 2017 at 06:17

      Oh Wow! thanks Kathleen! Being featured really makes it all worthwhile especially when we have self doubt. Thank you so much and have a beautiful day. xx

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  • Reply Roseann Hampton February 27, 2017 at 11:08

    Your 3rd quote really hits home living with an autoimmune disease – it’s often times hard to let go of what was and accept the reality of what life holds right now!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 27, 2017 at 11:55

      Hi Roseann it is hard to accept situations sometimes but I found comfort in this quote. Once we accept things we can’t change then I feel a load is lifted. Have a beautiful day xx

  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak March 4, 2017 at 09:36

    Great quotes Sue! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

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