Over the holidays I read Ellen Goodman’s final column, Letting Go, in the Washington Post.   She is a very well-known syndicated columnist in the US and I, along with millions of others, have been reading her for much of her career, which spans 46 years.

Her words struck a chord with me, as I think it will with many of my colleagues who, like me, are ‘of a certain age’ and starting to think about The Graceful Exit.   As quoted in the column, “There’s a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over — and to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance in our lives.

“It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving on rather than out.”

Enjoy these thoughtful words.    Happy New Year.

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