My loved one died. That was a moment of time. But more important, my loved one lived. She moved, breathed, experienced life. She ate, she drank, she worked, she slept. She laughed, she cried, she spoke, she listened. She read, she wrote, she sang, she loved. She lived for not merely a single moment, but many moments.
There is so much more to focus upon than the moment of his or her passing. There is a life to celebrate, however short or long.
Flashes of memories
Pinpricks of light
In the dark sky of night.
Rewind the memories
Moments of time
When happiness was mine.
Savour the memories
All that remains
Of life that was gained.
Cherish the memories
For in them we keep
Their souls—our friends who sleep.
Take a little time today to think about a happy memory.
Write it in your journal, send it in an email,
or simply treasure it quietly in your thoughts.