have to say good-bye in life. We can see those
good-byes as tragic occasions if we focus on the loss, or
we can see them as joyous if we focus on the opportunities
we've had to get to know someone well--and the
opportunities that will come in the future for all
concerned because change is in the air.
I see a friend whom I haven't seen in a very long time,
I'm amazed to find that it seems like no time has passed
at all. No distance has been between us, and no
changes have pulled us apart from each other. When
the friendship is true, it feels as if we had been
together just the day before--except that we have more
stories to tell each other.
seen many people treat a farewell as one of the most
tragic things we can experience. They seem to be
unable to imagine that life can be as rich without a
certain person around. They've forgotten, though,
that life is as rich as we make it--each one of us,
individually, make our lives rich or poor. A
farewell is nothing more than a "see you later,"
for if we really are eternal beings then there's no real
parting from each other at all.
we look clearly at the situation, we can see that saying
good-bye to some people can help us and them to move on to
new things, new people, and new learning. Often,
staying together can be the worst thing of all for some
people. So don't worry about saying good-bye--it's
not forever. And it can lead to many rich
experiences that probably wouldn't have happened