New Beginnings
User Topic: Closure
Member # 24643
Default  Posted: 4:06 PM, October 25th (Friday)

Just listened to the founder of StoryCorps talk ... basically about living authentically, loving, and integrating our personal stories into a healthy personal narrative.

Here's a guy whose life's work is listening to other people stories. Loving connections.

His wisdom on closure comes from a hospice nurse:

If you want to avoid being that person who has serious regrets at the end of your life, she says there are five things you want to make sure you say to the people you love before you die.

"Thank you, I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me, and goodbye."

"Thank you, I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me, and goodbye."

We might not always get to hear that when we need it, from the person who has cause us the most pain, so maybe we need to give it to ourselves.

"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." ~J. Campbell
"In the final analysis, it is your own attitude that will make or break you, not what has happened to you." ~D. Galloway

Posts: 2143 | Registered: Jun 2009
Member # 24961
Default  Posted: 10:56 PM, October 25th (Friday)

Good things to remember ladies_first.

BS(me) 46, Two wonderful teens.
He is no longer my best friend. Repeat until it sticks.

WH says marriage is over: May 15, 2009.
EA#2 July 20, 2009. Legally sep: Aug 16, 2009. DIVORCED!!!! Signed Nov 23, final Dec 24, 2010, adultery listed.

Posts: 5522 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: Canada
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