Alright, so summer’s not technically over, but the kids are off to school, some leaves have already started falling, and Labor Day has come and gone.

We might as well call it a season.

Still, this image and quote reminded me that good times (like those that leave tan lines) always come to an end (just as they always begin again), but the memories they leave behind — how they affect us — always stick around.

We end relationships, lose loved ones, move on from great jobs — you get the idea — but the memories those relationships, loved ones, and jobs gave us will stay embedded within us forever.

How does this apply to you? What’s happened in your life — or even this summer — that was good, has ended, but has left its mark on your for life?

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