Oh! Summer. It goes by so quickly that we weep for its passing. We longed for it for a while and then it comes and goes in a blink of an eye. We enjoyed it however and we took in whatever we can to make memories that will last us a lifetime.
I just returned from a mini-vacation in Rehoboth Beach, DE. It was a place that I’ve visited yearly since I returned to the east coast. I love the beach and if I could go to the beach daily, I would. This year was no different. The only difference that I’ve done in the past few years was that I visited Rehoboth Beach at the end of the summer (Labor Day Weekend) as opposed to the beginning of the summer (Memorial Day Weekend). And I think, now that I am writing this entry, that my emotions at the moment is that of gloom and sadness as I say goodbye to the summer season. It feels as if we have passed another season and the flowers that I have on my patio will eventually wither and die. I have to make sure that the plants I want to keep are safely taken inside my home to preserve them for next year. Every leaf will fall and most things will turn brown as we approach autumn. That intermediate moment between summer and fall is the hardest for me to deal with. Thank God for foliage because it helps me go through this phase gracefully. When the leaves of the trees change its colors, I can’t help but admire it with such a welcome that I feel there is something that I could learn from it. And indeed, there is a lesson to be learned.
It’s just like going through life. There are moments where we completely want to treasure for the rest of our days but we have moments we want to forget. People also leave our lives in many forms, be it through death or relocation and maybe even a simple argument. These are changes that point us to where should be in our future. We must accept these changes as part of moving forward. Yes, it is sad and sometimes it hurts. People you’ve known all throughout will suddenly be gone. Nobody celebrates a loss. Yet, a loss is sometimes necessary for us to realize how we should cherish the present. Today is all we have and that is more the reason that we should celebrate every moment with an open heart, an open mind and a soul that is willing to undergo anything that life has to offer.
As I mourn the passing of summer and welcome autumn’s arrival, I can only ponder and liken it to how my life is going at the moment. I have lost a few friends and I have gained new ones. It’s the universe conspiring to get me to where I need to be. Anything that is negative in my life is being taken away. I believe this for a fact because as I get older, I have less tolerance for people who put me down or think negatively of me. I can no longer allow people to tell me things that are hurtful and mean. And I will try my damnedest not to respond to those types of comments and insinuations. It is my life and I want to live it in a positive light. Haters will hate and I simply have to choose to ignore them. There are people out there who will like me for who I am and not judge me to want me to become who I am not.
Sabi nga ni Maria Sofia Love, “Guys, huwag na mag-hate. Love na lang! We are all brothers and sisters!” And if you ask me, I have the same mantra. If you’re going to be in my life, you must be positive and willing to uplift others. No one else should decide for you to be happy or not. It is all up to you!
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