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I Get So Worked Up And Forget To Let Go Of The Worry

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This has been a crazy few months for me. Along with all of the normal writing, blogging, editing, etc., as I’ve mentioned a time or two, I’ve had 13 Labrador puppies in my world.

And this is the time they go to new homes. It’s quite bittersweet, as I’ve hand-raised these babies for 9 weeks, and of course love them all. What fun we have had!

But it’s time for them to become parts of their new families, to go boldly into the world, which is always such a joy to see!

I’m keeping girls, so it’s also time for them to start becoming full-fledged members of our family.

The thing is of course, I don’t just toss these babies to their new homes J Each family takes a good bit of time to go over everything puppy-related. I’m on-call 24/7 for the first few weeks, and am a resource for life as well.

So, we’ve been a bit tired here. It’s a good tired, as they say, but tired nonetheless!

And I’ve needed glimpses of inspiration sometimes as well. Especially the last few weeks.

You know how that is? You’re on track, doing all the good, things are even bliss, but you need a little inspiration to get through some days.

And then the coolest thing happened. After I let go and trusted the Universe had my back, oh, did something magical occur.

I had one baby boy who wasn’t spoken for (he actually was originally spoken for, but the family dropped out because of an unexpected promotion and move across country), and the right home just hadn’t come.

I stress over this, if I’m not careful. These babies are so precious, and only go to the very best families in the world!

I’d had inquiries on him, but they just weren’t right.

And then as I worked through my process, dealing with frustration, letting go of outcomes, and finally trusting, truly trusting the divine within me again, I reached that state of peace. Of knowing that this would work out in the perfect manner.

So then, in the exact right timing, with events I could never have orchestrated, the absolute coolest thing happened.

Not only did the precisely right call come, but a call from one of my true heroes. Yep, the family getting this special baby is one y’all all will know. I’ll ‘fess up once she says it’s okay.

But the point being, this is someone I admire and respect enormously, who has fought for issues near and dear to my heart, and even though initially defeated in her quest, she helped start a movement.

A movement I believe in to my core. And have helped work for as well (and when only my own new puppies remain, I’ll be diving in again with all four limbs!).

Imagine my sheer joy.

I’m able to put this precious boy into the hands of one of my heroes!

I almost don’t have words. Rare for me, I know. But I’m still in a state of unqualified awe.

Isn’t the timing of this Universe just amazing, if we let it flow in its own way, over its own course, without hindering and hampering with our doubts, our needing to control, wanting our own way no matter if it’s wrong.

If we just quit pushing that river uphill . . .

Or as Steve Maraboli said,

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”

I’m still amazed. And oh, so very grateful.

What’s opened up for you as you’ve let go and let god?

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  1. Reba Linker

    Wow, Susan, I am so happy with you & for you. And WHO IS SHE?!!! lol! Our posts are very in sync, what with letting go and trusting and all. I guess I just need my magic puppy moment to come through for me! And, boy, is that picture adorable. Me want! Me want!

    1. Susan Malone

      I’ll tell as soon as she okays it! Very excited 🙂
      Isn’t she adorable! Miss Dancy Pants. And yep, she’s staying 🙂

  2. Congratulations to you Susan! And don’t you just LOVE it when we get out of the way and let the Universe do Its perfect work? I remind myself daily that “things are always working out for you!” But it is always thrilling when the evidence seems to appear out of nowhere. What a delicious confirmation. ~Kathy

    1. Susan Malone

      Oh, yes, so delicious, Kathy! I have been a champ at getting in my own way, but am getting better!

  3. Beverley Golden

    What a wonderful story of how trust and letting go lead to the most unexpected and joyful results! I am so happy to hear that your last baby boy has found such a perfect home. I am so happy for you and for him. Although I cannot imagine how challenging it is to let them go, knowing they are going to loving homes, hopefully makes it just a little bit easier. Please take care of yourself and thank you for the reminder that there are greater forces at work than we can ever imagine. Personally, I am ready for something magical to happen in my own life right about now too!

    1. Susan Malone

      These babies are so precious! I do love them so. And yes–the right families make it sweet 🙂
      Sending you a magical something in your life, Beverley!

  4. Tamuria

    Isn’t it wonderful when this happens, Susan? I had an experience of pure joy and understanding this week too when I was able to let go of my stress and trust in the Universe to have my back. I’m absolutely dying to know who is adopting that baby! Those puppy pictures melt my heart.

    1. Susan Malone

      Isn’t that just the coolest thing, Tami! Good for you!
      I’ll tell as soon as I can!

  5. Colleen M. Story

    Awww, what good news. That is always a relief. No matter how many times we learn that trusting works, it’s still so easy to worry, especially when you’re talking about precious little puppies! So glad he’ll get a good home. :O)

  6. Teresa Salhi

    I know, I know. And you know too. Ha! But funny how we forget. The Universe is there for us when we trust , believe and let go of the HOW. The Universe is our hero and lovely to hear that little doggy has another one too!

    1. Susan Malone

      We DO know, Teresa, don’t we! But sometimes I get off track. And yep–the Universe is my hero!

  7. Cathy Sykora

    This is great, I’m happy things are developing in your favor! When we trust in the goodness of the universe, so it shall conspire 🙂 It truly is a transformative mindset. Thanks for the positivity, Susan!

  8. Vatsala Shukla

    I so understand the sending puppies off to their new families part, Susan. We did it for our dachshund litters and were very selective about who got a puppy because these puppies were beloved and the original pair were rescued by us.

    I was lucky to get Miss Coco based on my credentials as a great pet parent but my friends did interview the other 3 new parents. They kept 1 puppy for themselves.

    What about Mr Green? Are you letting him go? Is he the puppy going to the Mystery Pet Parent?

    1. Susan Malone

      It’s an exacting process, isn’t it, Vatsala. The sorting out the right puppy to the right home!
      Mr. Green is staying 🙂 Bearpaw’s Mean Joe Green :))

  9. Lori English

    I saw the black lab and was just excited you know I love the labs I loved to look at this all day long. I am so happy for you and your puppy moments. I would love to see them personally. Good luck and enjoy this time.

    Lori English

    1. Susan Malone

      Come visit, Lori! We’ve had lots of puppy love here!

  10. Sue Kearney

    Yow, so much joy — as much in your words as in the photos. Thanks, you added much magic to my day.

  11. My heart goes out to you. Managing that many little angels can be quite a lot of work. So happy that intuitively you knew to wait and it worked out perfectly! Most of the time when I “Let go and let God” it has to do with my adult children. Hand them over often!

    1. Susan Malone

      I have to hand over the god a lot, Candess! Sometimes the same thing over and over 🙂

  12. Awwww what a lovely bittersweet story. I am so glad he found a home. You are such a kind woman, you can ‘hear’ it through your posts.

  13. Tandy Elisala

    Susan, your posts are so inspiring. I’ve been following all your puppy stories. I get tired just thinking about having all these little pups running around AND you have time for other things. I can’t wait to find out the special person that gets this beautiful puppy! I find in general that when I let go and detach from the HOW, the Universe always comes up with something better.

    1. Susan Malone

      Isn’t it just so true, Tandy–when we can let go and detach, the Universe always brings something far surpassing our wildest dreams!

  14. Apolline Adiju

    Wow! Congratulations Susan! Such an amazing story! It proves how letting can yield fruitful results. I am so happy for you!

    1. Susan Malone

      Thank you, Apolline! That letting go can be a tricky one for me, but I’m getting better at it 🙂

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