Monday, October 1, 2018

1st Day Of Endings/Beginnings...Letter To My Younger Self

Dear Younger Me,

You are born.  The biggest Beginning of them all.  You think being a baby will be boring, since you can't do a thing other than sit around. You are wrong.  Being a baby is exciting!  Every day is is full of discoveries and new thrills.

The firsts come quickly:  your first time to roll over, your first tooth, your first time to sit up alone, your first step, your first boo-boo, all Endings of your total dependence and Beginnings of your eventual self-sufficiency.

The stakes get bigger.  School Begins, school Ends, work Begins, and just like that, Z-I-P!  The Ending of your childhood and the Beginning of Personal Responsibility.  Aaahhhh!  Now you can really start living.  PSYYYCH!

There are many Endings and Beginnings along the way, all generally involving a certain amount of the bittersweet.  Sometimes things don't exactly suit you, and you can't wait to see them in your rearview mirrow.  When that happens, you are ecstatic!

Then again...sometimes you like things the way they are, and you wish they would never change.  But you can be assured they will, sooner or later, one way or another, because to hold the note is to ruin the song.  When that happens well-meaning comforters tell you when God closes one door, He opens another one, and this is often true.

At this point however, my feeling runs to the sense that sometimes when a door is closing, it's just a door slamming in your face.  Because from this End of things, I can see that in the Beginning, life is full of possibilities, but when all is said and done, in the Ending, it is just full of improbabilities.

Older Me

2nd Day:  A Friendship I Wish I Had

3rd Day:  A Book That Changed My Life

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