The older I get – The more I have to say Goodbye – Views From The Front Porch

It is now 2014, my life is probably half over…. If not even further along the sands of my time here on this earth are fleeting , even as i share these thoughts.

“It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” but it is even harder to say Good Bye to today. You see , everyday I wake up and take an inventory of myself , my friends, my acquaintances, my business associates and most of all the circles I travel in. Why is this inventory important is because as the sands slip from my pile, I feel the need to surround myself with more quality and less quantity.

Many ask, How does one say goodbye to what they had?
We strive a whole life to make our sphere of influence larger and larger. We are trained to think that quantity of collectibles is the sign of winning. We focus on the quantity, we obsess about the imediate gratification that doesn’t come. You see when we look for immediate gratification , it highlights the negativity. Why you ask, well that is because with immediate gratification comes and immediate scorecard. I think we should strive for the good times that make us laugh, focus your 20/20 hindsight on the good , if you do this it will begin to outweigh the bad.

Remember when you made a friend, shared a meal , experienced the exhilaration of your hobby. I would bet you thought those feelings would last forever.  Forever’s go away , your perspectives change, your needs change. Ultimately you change.

“It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.”

I don’t know where this road Is going to lead , who really knows what the impact of any of their actions lead. All you know is where you’ve been and how those experiences affected you.

If  tomorrow comes, then you have to hope it was worth the wait
But remember tomorrow is yesterday’s today. If your eyes are open it is so hard goodbye to yesterday.

So as I get older and shed the weight of my life, I’ll take the all of the memories with me. I will focus on the good highlights, why because these romanticized moments will be my sunshine after the rain.

I have been accused of giving people more chances than they deserve. Its because when I care about something I truly care. But when I’m done, I’m truly done.

I do not want this life to define my goals, I want to define when I am done.

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