All good things come to an end

I have one more day off of work before I return but I wanted to write on a lesson I remind myself of every early January. The lesson is about the importance of things ending. The importance of new beginnings.

This weekend was an important weekend in our home, it is the weekend we put the Christmas decorations away and begin to think of returning to work and our employment. As much I love putting up the decorations, I have learned to love when it ends.

If you have have ever felt like your holiday, PTO or weekend goes so fast and the week days last for ever. Then you know what I am talking about, how it feels to hold on to a moment and dread what comes next.

But time moves on and you have to get on with things regardless but now you are stumbling, unprepared and look beaten before you have started.

I try and tell all who will listen to me that we should intend to live a life where you don’t wish more than half of it away. Living for the weekend or living for the vacation are common phrases which we must stop using. Finishing all things is the key to progress, not holding on to the past is important to our future.

In the Kamigata area they have a sort of tiered lunchbox the Samurai use for a single day when flower viewing. Upon returning, they throw them away, trampling them underfoot. To a Samurai, the end is important in all things.

YAMAMOTO TSUNETOMO

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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