Endings

“What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.”

~ T. S. Eliot

It’s hard when life places you right smack dab in the middle of a crossroads requiring you to make a choice that you’d be perfectly happy never having to make! It’s hard to see the positive in that sometimes, or to think that this choice just might be an end to something great. And what great faith it takes to believe that an end is the first step to a new beginning.

I want to say that I have faith like that, big enough to know my choice is what is meant to be. But I guess time or maybe age, or maybe neither, has a way of deteriorating what confidence you once had in destiny. So I have started to look at the bigger things, the things that don’t require change. The sunrises, the sunsets, the vastness of the ocean, or the overwhelming love I have for my children. These unchangeable wonders have a way of making my choices seem a little bit smaller. It helps me to believe that whatever choice I choose, it will be okay. Because even when it’s all said and done, I will always have the bigger things. The choice that requires my attention today is not big enough to burden tomorrow.

5/30/2012

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