Have you ever felt like telling someone to go fly a kite? I believe the more popular expression these days is to take a chill pill. Same thing in essence. Both expressions deal with the need to unwind and relax and let go of those millions of strings that we hold on to so very tightly. But more often than not, when we use those expressions, we need to apply them to ourselves rather than to be looking at the other person to fault them for their mistakes.
So why the expression 'go fly a kite'? I have determined for myself that this expression also has to deal with those strings that are attached to the kite. If we hold on to them too tightly and reel the kite in too closely, it won't fly effectively. Kite flying teaches us that we have to let go. Release the string and relax your hold. Give the kite some rope so that it could be what it was created to be. If you do, you will find that the kite responds more positively to your commands, as if it wishes to please you, rather than being forced to do so. That is when you can run with the kite.
Is it not the same in our relationships with people? If we hold on too tightly and try to force them to behave according to our own ideas, we meet with resistance. But if we give them space and allow them to choose their own path in the wind, merely giving them little nudges to guide them, then we find that they can reach the heights they were created to reach. Then we can run with them. Then the relationships become fun. And so I have some good advice for myself today. Go fly a kite. Every time I get the urge to make decisions for someone else, I will remember the wind and the kites and the sunshine and the laughter. And I will remember to have fun. May you have a sun-drenched fun-filled day today.
Love... "is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5)
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