It’s now officially Spring, although around here one wouldn’t notice much. Due to Florida’s climate, it’s “green” all year around.
But regardless, I STILL LOVE SPRING!
I think I’ve always loved this time of year because for me it signifies a rebirth. The ending of something and the beginning of another. But endings can be difficult, especially those endings we don’t expect. We’re creatures of habit, and so ending something familiar means something is over, it’s done, finished!
There are no right or wrong ways on how to navigate endings.
Truthfully, it’s all about moving through them without getting stuck!
And so, I would like to offer a different perspective on how to view personal endings that has helped me gain a more positive outlook.
EVERY ENDING IS A NEW BEGINNING
Ever heard someone say “When one door closes, another door opens.” Close that door, that chapter in your life, and look forward to your new beginning. Have courage to tackle what’s to come!
“TO EVERY THING THERE IS A SEASON, AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN”
Undoubtedly, at some point we WILL all experience different seasons in our lives. Trust in God’s timing! Remember it is not for us to fully comprehend. When we surrender, the rest follows!
EMBRACE YOUR “UNKNOWN” WITH FAITH
Moving towards a future we do not know can be scary. But proceed with faith and rest assured that something so much better will be waiting on the other side of your unknown!
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR FEELINGS
No one should tell you how you should feel. And certainly no one should minimize your feelings. Dealing with endings does resemble grief, and so the grief process is as unique as the person going through it. Be patient with yourself, so you can move through it in YOUR time.
Things will get easier! Remember that nothing lasts forever. Transitions are always hard at first. But when you remain hopeful, it allows you to find the good in your situation!
The transition between endings and beginnings does not have to be a difficult one. Allow yourself the time needed to let go of your past, so that you can move gracefully into your future!
Remember that Just because something has ENDED,
doesn’t mean it’s THE END!