Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss
I’ve been thinking about that Dr. Seuss quote often during the last while. I’ve had to say good-bye to many good things in my life. Sometimes it’s hard not to be sad about ‘what was’ but it is important to put that sadness into perspective because our lives change and if we keep being melancholy about what we once had and have lost we sometimes can’t appreciate what we have now. This post is a personal reminder to not be too sad because some good things are over and no longer part of my life but to smile because I was fortunate enough to have such good things happen to me like………………
Teaching in Hong Kong for six years
Having a fabulously supportive, affirming and caring mother
Having a rewarding and enriching teaching career
Having so many memorable family times at my grandparents’ house in Gnadenthal Manitoba
Having the opportunity to study and expand my world view exponentially at university.
Having such a kind and supportive mother-in-law.
Having the chance to explore so much of Asia in our travels.
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.