I attended a funeral a week ago of a management friend who’s husband passed away of a heart attack very unexpectedly at age 50. He was survived by his wife and 12 year old child. It has been a difficult time for the family. On the back of their funeral announcement was this three paragraph poem that I thought was worth passing on to you. Hope you find it as valuable as I did:
Death is nothing at alI. I have only slipped away into the next room.Whatever we were to each other, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the same easy way you always have. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Life means all that it ever means. It is the same as it always was.This is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind, because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is past. Nothing has been lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before—only better. Infinitely happier. We will be one, together forever.
I have attended dozens of funerals and have come to know death differently I suppose than from when I attended my first.
I believe that we are eternal, spiritual beings living an earthly existence, not physical beings trying to live a spiritual existence.
We have an eternal home too. This life is a testing place, to see if we will do all that we have been asked to do before we came here. This has given me great comfort in my life and makes the journey so much more meaningful and fun.
If you have lost a friend or a loved one, may I be the one to remind you that you are loved and can still be loved by that person, just differently. Be of good cheer and know that this life is only a twinkling in time admist an eternal voyage. Live well. Do good and know that you are so loved!
rna1953 wrote: It is good to read the story and the poem. When majority of the people on this earth come to know of the reality of the journey of the soul - donning different bodies in either different countries or different places - the wars will come to an end and all the spending we do on wars can be diverted to the good of the people that perhaps, is the goal we have to achieve, let us try in our own small way by first spreading the smiles on the faces of as many ppl as possible.
JuneBug wrote: I attended one of my favorite uncle's funeral last week. I will miss him even though we didn't have much contact in our later lifes. (I tried , but people seem to run away from me when I come around)...LOL!!! ANYWHO, I feel good that he is up there with my daddy dancing with Jesus !!! I am looking forward to breaking in on that dance and holding their hands !!!! I hope they know all about circle dancing by the time I get there ! :)
sparkle wrote: That was beautiful and bought a tear to my eye. Thank you x
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