Life Lesson: Moving On from Loss and Adversity

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What is done is done. What is gone is gone. One of life's lessons is always moving on. Moving on doesn't mean you forget about things, it just means you accept what happens and continue living happily.

A couple was going to visit a friend. They waited for a bus at the bus stop. Suddenly the husband realised that his wallet was missing. The wallet contained probably a good amount of money and naturally he was upset. He tried to look into all his pockets. He was quite sure he put it in his left pocket when he left home, but where is it gone? He called his son at home and asked him to check his drawers to confirm he had not left it there. He even re-traced a few steps to see whether the wallet had accidently dropped down. But the wallet was nowhere to be found. Dejected and disheartened, he stood there wondering what to do. The bus which he had to board came by; he wouldn’t get into the bus. Another bus came; he wouldn’t get into that bus either. A third bus came and he wouldn’t get into the bus until his wife said to him, “Are we going to sit and cry here all the time or are we going to go on? Are we going to be here worrying about the lost wallet or are we going to move on?”

This is a lesson that each one of us has to learn. There are so many situations and circumstances in life that are not to our liking. But, how long can we allow ourselves to wallow in sorrow and self-pity? The call of life is onward, forward, Godard! Close the door to the past, open the door to future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in your life.




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