It is a shame when things come to an end, but that is the natural progression.
We outgrow people. People move away. People die. Jobs end by termination, resignation, and retirement.
The only thing that we are all guaranteed in life is that we will die.
When something ends it can be difficult. It can be heartbreaking.
“Nothing can happen to you that is not required by Nature.” – Marcus Aurelius
The sun will still come up tomorrow.
We need to take it into perspective. How can we learn and grow from ends, even death?
“You don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you. Things can’t shape our decisions by themselves.” – Marcus Aurelius
None of us are special. That is one thing we can take away from ends.
“Alexander the Great and his mule driver both died and the same thing happened to both. They were absorbed alike into the life force of the world, or dissolved alike into atoms.”- Marcus Aurelius
When we are gone all of those accolades we chased will be quickly forgotten. We need to be the best person we can be every day so that we can make an impact in someone’s life.
No one says you can’t mourn an end. A lost friendship, a death of a friend or loved one, a lost job. But what comes next?
You need to pick yourself up off the floor and get back to the work of being a human.
Live your life.