Probably the toughest lesson life teaches us is that of letting go of people and things. We don’t realize life is a series of constant “goodbyes,” until we experience the most painful one. The one that transforms you, that makes you realize how fragile life is and that nothing and nobody stays in our lives forever.
We are travellers, settling for a while and then moving on. In some settlements we may stay longer but at some point we have to pick up and leave. We grow so emotionally attached to those we love, that “goodbyes” start chipping away at your heart and soul.
My so far, hardest “goodbye” has tought me not to rush. Tomorrow is not a given and people will come and go, so I am ever more present now and appreciative of what I have. Looking at life with the lens of a “goodbye” makes it simpler to live, love and laugh.