I try to end each month with some encouraging words, so hopefully, you can apply these to your empty nest and find the golden egg. ☺
"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay."
- Dalai Lama -
"...I would have let him go one finger at a time, until, without his realizing,
he'd be floating without me.
And then I thought, perhaps that is what it means to be a parent
--to teach your child to live without you."
- Nicole Krauss -
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."
- Winnie the Pooh -
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
- Dr. Seuss -
"Is it considered an enpty nest even though their crap is still in the basement?"
- unknown -
"People make a lot of jokes about the empty nest. Let me tell you, it is no laughing matter. It is really hard."
- Michelle Pfeiffer -
"I am just striving to be more me than I have ever been."
- Unknown -
Remember, every stage of life has it challenges and blessings. No stage of life is forever. Enjoy each stage as much as possible. Learn from each stage and realize that your best years are yet to come!
Are you an empty nester? Did you just recently turn 50? 60? 70? More? Have you recently lost a loved one or someone important to you? Are you recently retired or thinking about retirement? What ever your situation, remember it is only temporary and learn as much as you can from each step. Never let the fire in your life die out!