A Time To Say Goodbye

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.


Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.