Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
I found this quote when I was poking around trying to come up with an "M" subject for today's post. "Moving On" is something we will do many times in the course of our lives.
Starting as youngsters we moved on in school, from primary through to the higher grades and then to college. We might leave beloved friends or teachers behind. I can presume you've moved on from the comfort and security of your parents home to independent living, maybe marriage or a domestic partnership? Maybe like me at some point you may have even moved to another part of the country or a different city or neighborhood. I think there's always an emotional component to moving on from those things and places we are most familiar.
Then there's other types of moving on, the more emotional types. The first day of school when your child moves from being the constant fixture at Mommy and Daddy's side and will now take a teensy step away to learn and play. Or when you feel that sad/ happy mix of emotion when the kids move out and move on with their lives as independent young adults. Or their wedding day, just saying!
But life has other moments the most painful "moving on " moments like the loss of ones job or income in a difficult economy. How does one move on from that? Then there's relationship break-ups/ divorce which can cause terrible turmoil and life changing for couples especially if children are involved. And or course the death of a loved one, a parent, a spouse or partner or a child. And I shouldn't forget a beloved family pet!
You may be wondering why I picked that specific quote. I've listed many circumstances of which one can move on, I've experienced a terrible personal tragedy. "Moving on" doesn't mean forgetting , moving on doesn't mean closure. Moving on for me means being grateful for what I've had/have and going on with my life- moving on.
That's why I see wisdom in that quote. What exactly did I "move on" from you may be wondering? The death of my son and daughter.
Would you like to join me and share your experience with something you've had to "move on" from?