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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Milestones And Memories

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
~ Dr. Seuss

This time of year, plans and celebrations are underway for graduates and retirees. It's a time for change and a time to reflect. Emotions run high as we think of the memories we've made, the experiences we've had, and the opportunities ahead.

Elementary, high school and college graduations seem so unimaginable when students are in the midst of book reports, lingering essays and high-stress finals. Students' thoughts might be those of, "Will graduation ever come?" Eventually those students grow up and find themselves watching their own children graduate from elementary, high school and college. As parents, they might ask, "Where did the time go?" When the day comes to prepare for retirement, some might think "Look at all that I've accomplished." No matter what stage you find yourself in right now, perhaps you're wondering, "What's next?"

Regardless of your age, the world is full of opportunities. Life is waiting. Don't sit back and let the sand slip through the hourglass. If you do, you'll find yourself wondering shamefully, "What have I done with my life?" instead of proudly stating, "Look what I've done with my life!"

Live life with no regrets. Don't be upset or sad when one of life's chapters comes to an end. Remember it with a happy heart, keeping in mind that every experience has helped shape who you've become. And when we do transition through important milestones, we need to make sure the lessons we've learned get passed on through generations. That way, the memories will never die.
Milestones And Memories

7 comments:

  1. I'm a firm believer of this. I know many people who were devastated when their kids grew up and moved away. I was thrilled for my children and what choices and adventures they had before them. I loved it when I moved out myself. Learned SO much. I tried to savor the time I had with them, so I could be glad when I looked back.

    And now I have grandchildren!

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    1. Good for you! Thanks for your comments, Donna.

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  2. I LOVE Dr. Seuss quotes; he has some great ones! Thanks for the thoughts. Agreed! I'm glad I found your blog, Stacy. :)

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    1. You can never go wrong with Dr. Seuss! I'm glad you found my blog, too. Stop by any time.

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  3. I was more eager to retire than reluctant or unsure. Now that I have retired, I can recommend it to everyone. It is the natural state for humankind, in my opinion, a state that allows us to be creative and rested.

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  4. It's so true, take advantage of what comes your way. Sometimes it takes a long time to realise this, but it's never too late.

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