No Such Thing as Farewell

Personal Musings - Arie van't Riet Goodbye Jan 19 2014

I volunteered to make the “farewell” card for my officemate who will officially be in another company in February. I admire people who are able to decide to let go to venture out in the world to do something new. No one can really tell which choices in our life are correct as we blaze our trail on our own, everything depending on how we make the most of what we have. I bid a momentary farewell to my friend though I’ll be hopeful to see her again in the future.Β I have decided to document some quotes I’ve included in her card.

“The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things ha has.” – Hamiton Wright Mabie

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by a lightness of being a beginner again.” – Steve Jobs

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

“Some people believe holding on and hanging there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” – Irish Blessing

“Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.” – Garrison Keillor

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footpints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.” – Flavia Weedn

“The best things come last. People will talk for hours saying nothing much and then linger at the door with words that come with a rush from the heart.” – Alan Alda

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” – Tim McGraw

“In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that doesn’t mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us like shadows, until we come upon them again, waiting for us in the mist.” Ari Berk.

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