“The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have become accustomed to change, something that did not come easy. I have to accept that people change what they want to change no matter how it affects those around them. And I have learned that there are things that I had to change and in some ways had to disregard how it affected those around me.
In the same sense, the people in our lives change. They come and go, and there is no explanation or fine print that can explain it to your heart or brain. It just happens. But more importantly, I think we must take from those relationships what we can so that we do not forget them or their purpose.
It is difficult for me to accept that some of the relationships in my life have changed, become more distant, and that new relationships have begun. In no way do I think that people replace people. I just wish somewhere along the way, it was explained that one day it may end before you are ready for it to be.
But the biggest lesson I learned, is opening your heart to the new people, the new relationships. Learning early on to recognize their gifts that they have to offer you, appreciate the time you have with them, cherish all they are willing to share. I may never be prepared for what might come to an end but at least I know that it was the best it could be while it lasted.