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Which, incidentally, doesn’t mean you have to keep them there.
In fact, their offering may simply be to teach you to say “adios.”
Looking back at my life, I can see how every person I’ve met and each relationship in my life has taught me very much–and, if I trust the Uni-verse, I know these relationships were sent to me intentionally for my benefit. For me, this means feeling gratitude for the amazing people I know and (this is harder for me to wrap my brain around) for the difficult people and relationships in my life, too.
Just like my message from the Uni-verse says–sometimes, people are sent to us in relationship to help us learn what we don’t want, what we will no longer tolerate, or what no longer serves our highest good. In other words, sometimes characters arrive for us so we can learn boundaries…and eventually how to detach with love and say Go(o)dbye, or adios.
Sometimes it doesn’t take too long to say hello & goodbye…and sometimes, we may hang on trying to make things work for years, while on the inside we are already saying goodbye ‘cuz we’re so lonely…we grieve alone quietly while we are still physically in the relationship…in which case our goodbyes can take years, even decades.
But that’s okay, too. We say goodbye when we are ready. It’s all perfect timing.
Thankfully, we can turn away from those relationships that no longer fit, and continue on our journey with gratitude, knowing that even the tough ones have been our best teachers.
Saying goodbye takes courage, and faith, and a deep inner knowing that all is well and will continue to be well. When we say goodbye, we open up an amazing space of possibilities for all the great stuff to arrive! We can continue to do our best and stay in our integrity–with the help of our faithful friends, and the Uni-verse behind us.
Lots of Love
Dana Lynne Curry, Ph.D., has been teaching middle school English (with no low bun) for over 23 years. She is a gReaT-fuL Writer, Storyteller, Teacher, Student, Irreverent GoofBall, Blogger, Servant, Philosopher, Spiritual Collagist (is that a word?), Mama, LoVer of LiFe!, Amazing Friend, and one cOOL pUsSy caT!! Find Dana at funfreeME on Facebook and on Twitter @funfreeMe1.