To The Hello's And Goodbye's Of Our Lives
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To The Hello's and Goodbye's Of Our Lives

We wouldn't be the people we are without them.

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To The Hello's and Goodbye's Of Our Lives

For most people, it's hard to say goodbye. Everything you've become familiar with is changing, and change is frightening. For some others, they've been waiting for the day of sweet release. Finally, they can leave their misery behind and start anew. However you feel about goodbyes, whether they're welcome or not, they're indicative of closing a chapter and beginning a new one. Nothing stays the same forever, and goodbyes are inevitable. However, every 'goodbye' is met with a 'hello.'

It's the way that life goes. You meet new people and get to know them, and sometimes, you have to say goodbye and leave them behind. So why does it never hurt any less every single time? Because of the memories. In any chapter of your life, you have a plethora of memories that follow you for the rest of your life, whether they're good or bad. When we say goodbye to a chapter of our lives, it feels like we're leaving those memories behind too. On the contrary, those memories are what shaped us into who we are.

As human beings, we're continually learning. As we grow older, we learn more from our mistakes than anything else. A lot of those mistakes are embedded in the memories we carry with us. So it's the mistakes and the lessons and the values you gain from those memories that are shaping you into the person you are. No one ever stays the same their whole life.

You meet people and share experiences that bond you, either momentarily or eternally. Those people are the
"hello's" that you have to look forward to in every new beginning in your life; they make the change worth it. The "hello's" and "goodbye's" of our lives are worthy of our gratitude. We're forever altered in the profound ways these things change our lives. So instead of avoiding goodbye's and endings, try to greet them with positivity. After all, there is a "hello" coming.

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