One thing’s true — As I’ve gotten older, the little things in life have the ability to move me to tears.
It’s that time of year — school ends, students graduate and move on to bigger and better things in the school of life. A little cheesy? Maybe. But it works.
When I graduated from high school, I was an emotional wreck — everything that I had known — softball, friends and classes — would soon be ending. Your life changes. You make new friends. You make a new life.
You soon learn that life changes — it takes you different places — but there are always those people in life you can count on. You may not see them everyday, but they’re there.
Which is why I was moved to tears by this quote from Alexis Castle from “Always,” the season finale of ABC’s “Castle.”
There’s a universal truth we all have to face — whether we want to or not — everything eventually ends. As much as I’ve looked forward to this day, I’ve always disliked endings. The last day of summer. The final chapter of a great book. Parting ways with a close friend.
But endings are inevitable. Leaves Fall. You close the book. You say goodbye. Today’s one of those days for us.
Today we say goodbye to everything that was familiar — Everything that was comfortable. We’re moving on. But just because we’re leaving and it hurts, there are some people who are so much a part of us they’ll be with us no matter what. They are our solid ground — Our North Star. And, the small, clear voices in our hearts that will be with us, always.
As spring changes into summer, and the days get longer. My best friend will be leaving for a fantastic opportunity in Costa Rica, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. So for now, enjoy the moments you have with the people in your life and, when they leave, keep them in your heart and in your head. And, they’ll be with you always.
In the end, be thankful for the consistency and foundation they have built in your life.