Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
121-80 AD, Roman Emperor, Philosopher
Life contains within each day loss of many kinds.
We are always saying goodbye to someone or something.
This is the truth of it, one of two absolute truths.
Sadness of course comes when we must say goodbye
to someone we have loved and will miss.
Misery comes when we refuse to let go, or to allow the
passing take place with grace and gratitude for having
had the opportunity to share their life.
Letting go is difficult, but to resist or deny its process
is to deny truth, it is futile for nothing we know of with
the exception of change & Godsí unyielding love
Every morning as we rise we would do well to say goodbye
to the person we were yesterday, that person is no longer
with you, he or she has learned, gained new insights, grown or
digressed in stagnation & decay, regardless they are not the
same today as yesterday.
Perhaps by going through this process of saying goodbye to
the old us and welcoming the new we would develop the
acceptance required to experience all loss with dignity, grace
& possibly even joy as we embrace the natural flow of
an ever changing world.