When Friends Leave (Day 244)

(photo credit: The Many, Many Friends of Robert Scoble by Thomas Hawk on flickr.com.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode.)

A couple we are friends with are leaving town, moving across the country.

We had a chance to say goodbye to them tonight. Goodbyes are hard. Especially when they are people whom you love spending time with but don’t get to see as often as you’d like. Especially when you know it is the right thing for them to go but it means you won’t see them for awhile.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve learned of unexpected deaths of several people whom I know, some better than others, and my heart breaks. But it also makes me see the people who are in my life in a brighter light.

The older we get, the more we realize the value of friendship. But we also get so caught up in our lives that we have less time to be with the people whom we care about.

The recent deaths make me want to make a point of connecting with my friends, near and far, more often. I find myself reaching out a whole lot more than I normally do.

I’m not in control of other people’s lives, whether they live or die, whether they move or stay close, but I do have control over how I connect with them, whether I connect with them.

 

Sara

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2 thoughts on “When Friends Leave (Day 244)

  1. So, Sara. Turning over a new leaf? (no inference to be drawn to the season) After reconnecting in Marblehead and now by blog, I look forward to an occasional email, post card, or text. Can’t wait. Howard

    1. Howard, I have great intentions. Hopefully, I will meet your expectations. Nonetheless, it was great to see you and Su-su and spend some time together when you were here.

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