I am happy and sad right now…at the same time. I have a good friend who is moving away. I am happy for her and the new life that awaits her. But I am also sad because I will not be able to see her as often, or just spend time together whenever we like. She is a loyal and true friend that I can call anytime, and she is available, ready to listen or laugh at a moment’s notice.
So, how can I be happy and sad at the same time? Well, I am so grateful that she is moving on to a new and better life for herself. Friends are happy for each other and celebrate the good in each other’s lives. We also comfort each other during the sad and difficult times, and I know it will be a tearful goodbye when I last see her before she leaves Texas.
Change can be difficult. It takes strength and courage to embrace change, even when it is for the best. Although we may be sad about a change, we can be happy at the same time…excited to start a new journey (or excited for a friend’s new journey).
Our journey in life will always be evolving, changing, and we need to accept the changes and continue to move forward in life. Be open to the changes, and remember that we will always be making new memories. We still have the old ones, but we get to continue adding to the collection.
Right now, I have to remember that true friends are always with you, wherever you may live (near or far). My friend will still be available to talk via phone and will always be ready to laugh or cry with me. And we’ll get to make new memories when I travel to see her. How fun: a new place to visit! I am excited about this, and cannot wait. Let the adventures begin!
I am ready to make new memories with you, Mimi, and for you to make new ones in the next chapter of your life.
My wish is for each of you is that you can embrace whatever change you may be facing in your life and get excited about making and creating new memories.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!