E is for Endings

If anything the last couple of years has taught me, there is no guaranteed happy ending. All of our lives were changed by circumstances totally out of our control.

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Happy endings work really well in books and movies where there is a known beginning, middle and end. There’s only a beginning and some unknown end that we can’t see.

Memories can be wonderful, but nostalgia doesn’t bring back what is gone. It’s great fun to make plans for the future, but those aren’t guaranteed.

Maybe what is truly important is living the day that we have in front of us. Making the best choices, being kind and treasuring the people who we have right now.

Human nature is always looking for the greener grass and the next mountain to climb–and that’s what pushes us into the future. It’s important to do that.

Remembering the lessons of the past and learning from them is a good way to not repeat them. Not always successful, but something to strive for.

But today? It’s here and no matter how much we all crave that happy ending, we don’t know what’s coming next. Hopefully great things, but I think for right now, I want to focus on what I do have and hold onto it.

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

Gilda Radner

3 Replies to “E is for Endings”

  1. You seem more like a take a day at a time person more than a plan ahead person to me. I always plan out and sometimes my plans aren’t realistic. Funny my daughter asked me the other day why I watched a show she considers to be sad and I told her because it’s worth it when there is an even better happy ending. The happy ending is there we just have to get through the false starts

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