But that isn't the case at all.
Giving things up = space.
You would think the hard thing would be letting things go, but I think the harder thing is living with the empty space for a time. We want to rush to fill things up. It makes us feel safer somehow.
But I've learned over time that there is no serendipity without space. If we fill it all up and plan it all out then there is no room for the beautiful and unexpected. So when dealing with loss, wait and try to hold the space.
What fills it may surprise you.