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It is time to move on, time to say goodbye

When your roof is leaking and the safari ants have invaded your house,  when you sleep standing in a corner of your room, cold and shiverish then open your eyes and look around. It is time to move on. It is time to move on my friends, when your partner treats you with little respect, brings a mistress home to your bed, says he forgot to call you back, all three times in a row.

When you attend a function and no one greets you or offers you a drink and everyone avoids the corner where you are sitting, then wake up my friend and look around, you are definitely mixing with the wrong people, with people who do not care a hoot about you! When you no longer get invitations to weddings or luncheons and you only see pictures of bygone occasions, it is time to move on and say goodbye.

When your Boss treats you with contempt and pays you low wages as if he is doing you a favour, wake up and smell the coffee. When your editor forgets to publish  your stories and three months later  you have nothing to show for it, you have become irrelevant my friend. Indeed is time to move on.

When someone treats you like a rag for her dirty feet to step on and misuse, when your efforts are mocked by those who feel they have arrived, then only take a short pause and reflect on how the high and mighty sometimes fall with a thud. Do not be afraid my friend, move on and say goodbye.

When you wake up in the morning and the birds no longer sing, it is obvious that the worms are no longer sweet, pack your bags my friend, it is time to move on and say goodbye. There are so many directions that lead somewhere safe and you will find one to take.

When the rains gang up heavy and dark in the sky but never really get to fall on the ground, it is a warning my friend that things are not well, and perhaps the gods are not pleased. It is time to move on, it is time to say goodbye.

When your best friend weds and you do not get a card and you find you are not even in the line-up or plan. Do not give it a second thought my friend, do not look back or stop to ask why. Sometimes it is wiser to not even try, but to move on, to say goodbye.

When your friends do not pick your calls and their messages are short  and curt and they really have no time to drop an e-mail or two, then stop clinging my friend, you have become an afterthought . Gather some courage and take the plunge. It is time to move on, time to say goodbye.

It is not always easy to say goodbye. It is painful and needs quite some spine. It will hurt yes, but it will not last. Nothing is permanent my friend so do not be afraid to try. Life is a mixture of ups and downs and sometimes your best friend may turn out to be a foe. There are kind souls out there, not rich in their accounts but rich in spirit, you will meet a kind soul that will take your hand and guide you gently till you find your place.

The rains will one day fall, the safari ants will move to another home and people who care will always be there to give you the support you need. Give yourself a break friend from this torturous soul. It is never too late to move on and say goodbye. It is never too late to start.

There is no one who is perfect my friend and you should not care how ill they speak of you. Do not despair, if it’s all in the air. For the winds will soon blow it all away and nothing ever said about you will stick on your forehead. Again I say my friend, do not take the weight, do not let anyone mistreat you. Courage, courage my friend, it is time to move on, time to say goodbye.

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