Re: Thought for the Day

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Posted by Christina on August 06, 2000 at 11:23:38:

In Reply to: Re: Thought for the Day posted by The Huggy Merchant on August 06, 2000 at 09:49:32:

: : : 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)

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: : 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.

: : Seamus

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: Aaahh, Seamus - I am very glad that you liked it.

: HM

I also have to thank you for this quote. In dealing with the terrible loss of my mom and also way too many family friends and acquaintances recently, I have learned to take this type of sentiment to heart. How concise and wonderful it is...the circle of life goes on when we carry on the memories and gifts our loved ones have given to us.

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