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The Beginning of The End


Today marks the end of the blogher.com thirty day blogger challenge.  Yay!  I did it.  Today they have a suggested Daily Prompt:  Tell us how you feel about endings.

Endings.  Let’s see, there is an old saying, “All good things must come to an end”.  Heard that one all my life and today I thought about it.  It sucks!  And it is a partial lie.  I think it stems from a negative perspective, which I tend not to stem from.  Sure, it happens.  So it is partially true, or can be.  But why should all good things come to an end?  For example, this thirty day challenge was a good thing and it is now ending as soon as I hit the publish button.  But, if you think about it, does if have to totally end?  No, the things I learned from this can now go forward and evolve into better posts, etc.  Parenting is a good thing – does it come to an end.  No.  Things will be challenging and uncomfortable and therefore a learning experience.  But they do not have to end.

How about “Parting is such sweet sorrow”?   This speaks of ending.  The bitter/sweetness of a good thing. It is part of life – Beginnings and Endings.  We can choose to be bitter about an ending or choose to embrace the ending of a good era and glean every bit of learning experience from it.  This is part of life.  Don’t choose to live in the past, the “Glory Days” as some call them.  I think if we were to go back to those days in our lives with what we know now, we would find that perhaps they weren’t as glorious as we thought back then.  They were great, but what good does it do to always go back there and dwell on the past or even to dwell on what could have been.  There is no time travel.

It was best said by Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite, when he was always thinking back on his glory days…….

I think you get the point.  Thank you for joining me in this adventure and please continue to join me.  You all are great encouragers.


wingedprisms (cate b)



Saw this on Facebook today in the context of remembering a loved one that has passed:
  “For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.” (Australian poet, Pam Brown)