Wednesday, August 03, 2005

R.I.P Nell Randle

Last Saturday morning my grandma on my Dad's side passed away, never recovering from a stroke she had ten days earlier. The funeral was today and I was asked to share the final blessing. The middle part is from Mother Theresa, which I found here. The rest I wrote myself.

Sometimes, it is only upon death that we stop to consider life.
Sometimes, we are so busy with life, that we forget about living.
We forget that in loving others, we learn to love ourselves.
We forget that what matters most is not how much we owned, but how much we gave away.
We forget that what matters most is not our success, but our servanthood.

Life is an oppurtunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realise it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

So go, go from here and live life to its fullest
Go, go from here and live a life that matters.

We must mourn death, but celebrate life.
Celebrate the life of those who've passed, and celebrate that life of yours to come.


Adam Duckworth said...

Wow. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow Digger, thats really really nice!

Garth said...

Thoughts are with you mate.

Anonymous said...

Condolences Digs - and well said.

The Merry Rose said...

Digger, thank you for that, beautiful.