Paulo Coelho once said, “If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” I also like the position that Dr. Seuss shares on goodbyes, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Things in life have a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s an inevitable fate. It’s part of life… It’s nothing new under the sun, my friends.
“Life is a journey, not a destination,” as Waldo eloquently stated before. I believe that, wholeheartedly. I also believe that our life journeys are heavily influenced by God, for His glory. It’s my belief, it’s my faith… I’m thankful for them both and always will be. Why? Because it’s all that I got.
I’m seeing a train passing by… it’s stopping… it’s at rest. Its doors are opening and the loco pilot (engineer) is calling us to join the train. Come! It will be a sweet ride. He reminds us about a message that he found in a bottle…
“This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you,” which Nicholas Sparks wrote.
I think the loco pilot is correct. It reminded me of the spoken words of Henry Longfellow, “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” I’ve always been an ender kind of guy. I relate to that, I must admit. Many begin but only a few finish.
I’m now on my seat, looking at the window feeling that warm breeze hitting my eyes. I see hope and smiles. I see heat and something I haven’t seen in a while! Oh, it’s worthwhile! It’s getting speed.. Proceed! Don’t intercede.
Am I alive or is this a dream? It’s a time to say goodbye, I think.