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nothing lasts forever

1 Oct

life goes on

If there is anything I have learned throughout my almost 25 years of living, it would be life goes on and just as undoubtedly true, nothing lasts forever.  I’ve heard these two phrases countless times, used interchangeably and I can’t think of anything with more truth. “Everything in life is temporary. If things are going good, enjoy it cause it won’t last forever. If things are going bad, don’t worry cause it can’t last forever either.”

It is almost refreshing to know that time stops for no one, that even the most unbearable of times will one day pass. It’s almost like when we’re going through a tough time and we manage to find that small amount of hope, sometimes that’s all it takes. Like when we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. One day we wake up and realize today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than todayOne day at a time. One foot in front of the other. During these moments we’re grateful nothing lasts forever and we’re hopeful for the day the fuzziness goes away and we can see more clearly. With every sunrise we continue to move forward and we are one step closer to the day we can say “we made it”.

Consequently, sure, there are moments we wish we could stophit the pause button on the remote, just freeze and relive that moment over and over again. Throughout these blissful times of life, I have a tendency to think that it is rather unfortunate that even the magical moments shall too pass. It’s like when you get to the last chapter of your favorite book. You feel a connection with the characters, almost like a bond and you are sad to see them go. In life, we also experience the end of chapters, the closing of a book. “When one door closes another one opens.” We experience a mix of emotions all the while not knowing what to expect. We brace ourselves for the uncertainty of what lies ahead, we take a deep breath, hope for the best and move forward with an open mind and an open heart.

It’s okay to be happy and it’s okay to be sad. Just remember that neither one lasts forever.