Saying Goodbye: A 6 Word Story! ๐Ÿ‘‹

It’s okay, goodbye is not forever…


Wanna know what’s powerful?
What it takes to say goodbye to something or someone you care about. I think this 6 word story can be taken in loads of different ways which is wonderful as singularly I can pick out a few but as a whole the various meanings could go on forever! ๐Ÿ’ซ Whether they be novelty or heartfelt perceptions, let’s shed a light on them.

Saying goodbye isn’t forever, unless we’re talking about my favourite skincare brand which is being discontinued ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ข. Those words would even descend as far as grief in the other direction on a more serious level (no longer talking about that brand which is obviously miniscule in comparison ๐Ÿ˜Œ). A loss of life in more than one way when you stop to consider how much has altered what with all that’s gone on lately. I suppose we didn’t really get a chance to say goodbye to our previous livelihood but that’s because it will surely return one day.

…That level of importance just depends what is getting to you right now…..and your skin later ๐Ÿ˜• (Ahhh forget about the bloody brand! ๐Ÿ˜Œ). Long story short, it probably is forever for material things (so farewell to them!) but not for what really matters as those things would never have entered and impacted our lives had they not meant to be there.

We say goodbye a lot, for the most part on what seems to be a smaller extent (or maybe not but secretly NEVER depending on your outlook ๐Ÿ˜‚). A simple gesture but when you pay attention to it you can sense the strength and underlying extremity of what is truly going on + where or why you are saying it….Maybe just to pop to the shops but still! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚

“Goodbye” should never be taken lightly as it could be the very last association that goes on between things, options (sometimes you gotta keep em open) and souls. I’m more likely to look towards goodbyes that are yet to be spoken, the ones that I dread. Through want of trying to make those words easier when they happen to arrive (or perhaps we won’t be given the privilege of even having them) I find comfort in the knowledge that in some shape or form it won’t be forever. It Pierce’s through the clouded vision at times and lets me know that things are going to be okay, no matter what.

Thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ˜Š What is your perception of this 6 word story? Is goodbye forever? Would you take it in a fiction or nonfiction way? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you’re having a really nice day โœจ Take care ๐Ÿ’•

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16 Comments

  1. Iโ€™m sorry your favourite brand was discontinued! Iโ€™d feel terrible if Frank Body stopped making products. An interesting post Elsie, thank you for sharing!

    For most people, the act of saying goodbye has such a finality to it. It speaks to our uncertainties, our fears. When I lost my grandpa last October, I sat in the ICU ward and cried uncontrollably. It was such an overwhelming time. Nobody I called was picking up the phone and I needed company from someone who wasnโ€™t inside the situation. There was a horrible nurse who came up to me and told me I was silly for crying over a boy. That I should just focus on my studies and nothing else matters. She said everyone I love will die and Iโ€™ll be all alone forever. It hit a spot with me because thatโ€™s a significant fear of mine. Loss. Iโ€™ve been through it so often but still, the thought of it happening again.

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    1. Thanks! I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandpa ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• Well that nurse sounds like a ray of sunshine ๐Ÿ˜ She’s clearly in the wrong line of work there and it’s horrible you were put through that at all let alone during such a difficult time. You will never be alone because you are a person that will forever be surrounded by love, unlike those that try to take that hope + joy away from others. Plus what kind of life would this be to focus wholely on studies and not on anything else? ๐Ÿ˜ต I’ll bet she wouldn’t want anyone to have said that to her so maybe she’s shut herself off from that emotion in order to cope with all she sees but that in no way makes it okay. It is an intrusive thought for sure but it will not win! Take care lovely ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

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  2. Beautiful post โค I really don't like goodbyes. It makes me so sad especially with grief it's the worst. I also believe we sometimes have to say goodbye of something in order to get something better or in order to return. Whenever I leave Spain I feel so sad and cry so much. I say goodbye but I always come back which makes me so happy. One day I hopefully won't have to say goodbye again because of living here. My dream.

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    1. Thank you Christina ๐Ÿ’– I didn’t think about that but it’s so true! Yesssss your dream will become a reality because you want it so bad so are speaking it into being and will make it happen โœจ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Technically, itโ€™s a 7 word story. Itโ€™s = it is ๐Ÿ˜ But at the same time, itโ€™s one word if we count it as a contraction (itโ€™s being one full word). This says a lot about the takeaway message too. Goodbye could be forever but it doesnโ€™t have to be. It comes down to interpretation I think ๐Ÿค”
    Goodbye might seem like forever, and maybe it is but if we remember the person in our hearts they havenโ€™t really left. Perhaps thatโ€™s why ppl say to cherish the memories because one day, weโ€™ll be clinging to them.

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    1. Details details ๐Ÿ˜œ It wouldn’t have worked otherwise! 7 word doesn’t have the same ring to it but I might switch things up in the future with regards to that as there would be more options (like maybe the shortest story, one word? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚). Yeah it doesn’t have to be and sometimes depends whether or not someone has fully let go of hope/wants to move on. That is a beautiful way of thinking about it, those we love truly do live on in memory and heart โœจ Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts! ๐Ÿ’•

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  4. Love this six word story! Thatโ€™s a great way of looking at things going in a positive way. Recently, my grandmother passed away and I found it was hard for me to cope with it in the beginning because I felt like I didnโ€™t get the chance to say goodbye properly. I think itโ€™s important to remember that everything at one point reaches a โ€œ goodbyeโ€ and we just need to savor that person or that thing and remember it. As they say โ€œ gone but not forgottenโ€.
    Thanks for sharing this Lucy, really made me feel better๐Ÿ˜Š Though Iโ€™m sorry your brand was discontinued!

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    1. Thank you Lucy! I’m so sorry about the passing of your grandmother, that must have been horrible. That can be very true, I like the saying “gone but not forgotten” too. I appreciate your taking the time to share that and am pleased to hear that the words went some way in comforting you ๐Ÿ’–. Haha thanks, it’s annoying as I thought I could settle for it forever but now I have to look for something else ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ll get it done though ๐Ÿคž

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  5. Goodbye can sometimes be forever, the thing is sometimes we donโ€™t get to say goodbye. It is such a loose word because we say bye when someone goes to the corner shop to buy some sugar but we also say goodbye when someone passes a way… goodbye is an infinity word I think. So sorry to hear about your favourite skincare brand being discontinued… what a total nightmare! ๐Ÿ˜ซ Hopefully you can find another just as good brand. What an eye opening post Elsie, thank you for sharing โค๏ธ

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    1. You’re so right, it is a very loose word and is stretched out to almost everything we go through in life. It’s like some things deserve a more important option than goodbye and yet even when that’s not given its yearned for as it’s all there is. Ahh thanks, it’s annoying as I’d finally found something that worked and of course it had to go and leave me ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yeah there must be an alternative out there! I really appreciate that Amber, your comments are always a joy to receive so thank you โœจ Take care ๐Ÿ’–

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      1. Mhm! I agree. So true, sometimes goodbye just isnโ€™t enough but it is all we can say. Of course, god itโ€™s a nightmare! I hope you find another brand that works for you soon. I really think there will be and awhhh ๐Ÿฅบ Iโ€™m definitely going to miss your posts but Iโ€™ll try catch up on a few in October! You take care too ๐Ÿ’–

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