Thursday, September 5, 2013

How Do You Say 'Goodbye'?

The end of summer always brings with it an end to many great things. Having to say goodbye {momentarily} to loved ones, leaving the luxury of warmth and leisure, and most importantly, trading all of that for something completely new. 

It's intimidating! Saying goodbye to people, experiences, places, even things can be so hard! Change is so immensely difficult for us; we like consistency and tradition. But sometimes change is good - most of the time it is - but it is hard to see that in a moment of sadness. I was watching "The Prince and Me" last night {ever seen it?}. It's a chick flick about falling in love, but there is a very poignant speech that I think really encapsulates change and saying goodbye: 

“Today marks a profound and bittersweet milestone for all of us, as we bear witness to both an end and a beginning. And while we must continue on, we must also be grateful to have been blessed with someone who has so ably guided us to where we are today. When there has been so much love and happiness for someone, it is natural to be reluctant to close such a wonderful chapter in our lives, for moving forward is rarely accomplished without considerable grief and sadness. And while our sorrow may be profound, the clouds will clear, and the sun will shine on us again. And in that warm, bright light we will find ourselves facing a glorious future. A future of exciting challenges and infinite possibilities, in which the horizon will stretch out before us, trimmed in the heavenly glow of the sunrise of our tomorrow.”



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