The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: The Gift of Goodbye
Quote of the Day:
“One time, I heard somebody talk about the gift of goodbye. It means when somebody chooses to leave, you may not realize it right away, but they just did you a huge favor. Maybe that person was holding you back. Maybe they were keeping you from spreading your wings. Maybe they weren’t a good influence. When somebody leaves your life, a business partner, a friend, a neighbor, a coworker; don’t take it personally. Don’t get upset. Don’t try to talk them into staying. Let God do a new thing in your life. Your destiny is not tied to the people who walk away from you.” ~Joel Osteen
The Single Woman Says:
It’s not always a PERSON that exits your life…sometimes it’s a job, an opportunity, or a dream. Sometimes, beyond our comprehension, the thing we want so badly and planned for, hoped for, and prayed for goes up in smoke. Sometimes a friend abandons us for seemingly no reason. Sometimes we get fired when we’ve been a model employee. Sometimes the person we have loved and invested our time, energy, affection, and trust into walks away and leaves us in the dust with little to no explanation. Here’s what I’m here to tell you today: Stop trying to solve the mystery. Stop banging your head against the wall in search of clarity. And stop looking for the WHY and start looking for the GOOD in goodbye…cause it’s there. When things end with no warning and leave you feeling as though your world has been flipped upside down…there is something greater at work. The exit of that person, thing, or dream was a boarding pass to somewhere new…somewhere better…somewhere you NEED to be that you weren’t going to get to without losing some of the baggage. Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you. Thank God that He meddled before you settled. And send a thank you note to whomever and whatever gave you the gift of goodbye…because they unknowingly gave you wings to fly.