Friends leaving, moving to Florida, this weekend.

Sad, for those they have left behind.

But for them, it is exciting, the opportunity for a change of life style:  warmer, gentler, friendlier.

Yeah, I have moved, 8 times in my past.

It was always about my career.

It took awhile to make friends and to feel comfortable in a new environment.

And then every 5 years, it was time to move on.

I have rarely kept in touch with any of the hundreds, perhaps thousands of people left behind.

Moving on means just that.

New friends, new experiences, new memories.

I think it has to be that way.

Life is like that.

Change is constant, even for those who never have moved.

For awhile, our thoughts are with those who are no longer there.

They may have changed jobs, moved away or died.

It takes awhile, until we find new people, purpose and resolve.

It has to be that way.

Nothing stays the same.

Not even us.

The challenge for all of us, is to let go of the past, but never to forget.

To learn that new friends create new memories

And that some will be just as meaningful as our old ones.

No one or no thing can replace our lost loved ones.

It’s ok.

It has to be that way.

The change has to be in ourselves, to allow ourselves to accept the changes and to enjoy every moment we have left, with those who enter our lives.

We live a bitter sweet life, most of us.

The world keeps changing.

It is up to you and to me, to let go of what once was and to open up to what will be.






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