Posted by Seamus on August 06, 2000 at 07:55:06:
In Reply to: Thought for the Day posted by The Huggy Merchant on August 06, 2000 at 05:31:46:
: With every friend I have had who has been taken into the bosom of earth, a part of me has been buried there; but their contributions to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remain to sustain me in an altered world.
: (Helen Keller, US Author & Lecturer, 1880-1968)
Until now, I had never seen this quote, but I have ALWAYS believed it, and have relived it many times at the passing of friends, relatives, and mentors. It has become a ritual, so to speak, at the funerals I attend to say a prayer of thanks to the deceased for what they have given me...for being a part of MY life. I hope that when the time comes, I, too, will be remembered in this way.....
Thank you so much for sharing it.
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