Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
~ Dr. Seuss
Did you ever have one of those loves that destroyed you when it ended? And you spent days, weeks, weeping, wallowing in sorrow so deep, feeling a pain you think will never go away. It could be a parting of ways, it could be death that brought on the end. In any case, the loss is significant, unbearable even.
But eventually the pain begins to fade and most times you find yourself looking back on the relationship with a fondness in your heart. The experience, even the devastating ending, fostered growth in many ways. And you are a better person because of it.
Dr. Seuss was a wise soul, wasn’t he? Always smile because it happened. Remember to smile at even the bad stuff, if only simply because it happened…because it has become part of the woven fabric of who you are. And that should always be celebrated.
When things end in your life, do you smile because they happened?