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, love and go on.
~ David Harkins
“Complaining is stupid. Either act or forget.” ~ Stefan Sagmeister
“Don’t fix me; Love me for what’s broken.” ~ Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception
“Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” ~ J.K. Rowling
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ~ J.K. Rowling
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ” ~ Pema Chodron, Buddist Nun
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~ Winnie the Pooh
“People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. You find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past” ~ Nicholas Sparks