23 February 2010

How To Say Goodbye

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Dedicated to my dear friend Amanda and all
who have to say goodbye to someone beloved

How To Say Goodbye
“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.

Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes,
and go on.”

~David Harkins (British Poet and Painter)

My heart, prayers and thoughts go out to you


Thanks for every visit and comment to Music of My Life.
Keep a song in your heart.

15 appreciated note(s):

Anonymous said...

Has anyone told you what a wonderful lady you are? Well let me be the first. You are just the best. This is beautiful. All I could muster was an email to her but this is wonderful. I want her to be strong during this time and this my dear sweet friend will so help her. Well done. xoxoxox

Nessa said...

This is so beautiful.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Sorry to hear that your friend passed away, you have a beautiful tribute for her.

Unknown said...

A kind heart and always ready to be a friend - that's you, Rosidah!

wenn said...

ya, be strong.

Susan at Stony River said...

What a sweet and wonderful post -- and what a good friend you are! My heart goes out to Amanda, and thank you for the link -- I'm on my way over now.


myletterstoemily said...

hi rosidah!

what a lovely poem. thank you for sharing
it with us.


Amanda Moore said...

Rosidah I just love you to Pieces, you too Thom!

quilly said...

Conversely -- the more love one felts, the more one suffers the loss, but the better chance they have of healing and going on with life.

tattytiara said...

That was beautiful, what a wonderful sentiment to share with someone you care about.

happily retired gal said...

What a loving message ... my heart goes out to your friend in her loss.
Hugs and blessings,

Tammie Lee said...

This is a lovely and kind post. May your words be a true gift to your friend!

Anya said...

So touching words
I love it !!!!!

Jama said...

Lovely quote, Rashidah.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Rosidah, What a special tribute to your friend Amanda --who lost her mother. Life can be so hard--but with friends like you, she will be fine...

God Bless Amanda --and YOU, Rosidah.