Category Archives: relationships

Saying Goodbye

A time to be born, And a time to die…A time to gain, And a time to lose**

Saying goodbye is like watching a ship sail away. The more you watch, the smaller the ship becomes until it is only a small dot on the horizon. Then, in a moment, the ship’s gone and there’s only the meeting of the sky and the sea.

Goodbyes bring sadness and loneliness into our lives. We hold back the tears in order to appear brave for the moment. As the days pass, the sadness finds a place in our life. We adjust to the loss. We learn to smile through our tears and there comes a day when the tears are less. We remember and we smile.

** Ecclesiastes 3: 2, 6

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The Best You Can

Every beginning has an ending…every hello has a goodbye.

Life’s days are precious few…and gone in the blink of an eye.

Yesterday is a memory…and tomorrow is not promised.

Today is a reality…live it the best you can,

One Day At A Time

One day at a time is all we can do.
Sometimes it’s one step forward and two steps back,
but we keep going, putting one foot in front of the other;
one step…two steps…one day…at a time.

Little Boys and Memory Bears

As the story goes, an elderly man had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man crying, a little boy went into the man’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.Later, when the little boy’s mother asked him what he said to the man, the little boy replied, “Nothing, mom…I just helped him cry.”

Often, there are no words to say; just being there is all that is necessary.
Memory Bears are like the little boy…just there to help, as you remember

Death and Dying

Death and Dying…two words that represent the part of life that is unpopular to talk about. The end of life is around us everyday…in the news…in the obituaries.

We often see it, but it is happening to someone else. It is at a distance and that is the false comfort established. Yet, death comes to all, regardless of age. With death, we never know when it will pay a visit.

Without an acceptance that death is a part of life, we never truly live. Think about it. If death entered your life tomorrow, wouldn’t you live today in a much more determined way. Wouldn’t “taking it for granted” be a thing of the past?