I love this little poem by S.C. Lourie:
You still have time, darling.
To have a beautiful life.
To enjoy a wonderful relationship.
To grow a deep friendship.
To experience a wild adventure.
To create a wonderful moment.
To discover a new aspect of yourself.
Lift your head, lovely one.
Where you have assumed there are just
full stops, there are new beginnings
waiting for you. Look again.
I especially appreciate the line “Where you have assumed there are just full stops, there are new beginnings waiting for you.” So often, the endings in our lives feel like full stops – and yet usually, they are only pit stops on our journey ahead. Not everything is meant to last; we have the time and space to create meaning and purpose in our lives.
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