101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #38–Just Let Go


I’ve told this story many times in many settings, out loud and in writing.

A child once cried out repeatedly to God to fix a favorite broken toy. Finally, the child begged, “God, I’ve prayed so many times for you to fix this toy. Why have you not heard my prayers?”

To which God replied, “How could I fix it when you wouldn’t let it go?

Moral: If you want to be happy, you have to learn to let go.

What is something you need to let go of in order to be happy?

Why haven’t you done it?


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