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I love hellos.  To me they suggest a beginning; they invite a connection of sorts.  Goodbyes, however, close the door and signify a chapter has ended — sometimes forever, other times for just a little while.  Although the goodbyes are often riddled with tears and a deep sense of loss, I am not about to sacrifice the hellos because sometimes they’re life-changing and other times they simply affirm my worth.  And when all is said and done, I’ve learned from experience that whether I’ve spoken my farewells or not has no effect on the final outcome.  There will still be closure, but the raveled pieces of my heart will undoubtedly require mending.

What’s your tip to make the goodbyes a little easier?