Flowers For The Living

By May 7, 2008 2 Comments

This weekend is Mother’s Day.  It is also the time for a funeral for a neighbor of mine.  For both of these events, people will bring flowers.  I was having a chat with a good friend of mine last week about how sometimes we give the least to those who matter most.  He shared a story about a friend of his who died before he really was able to express his love and appreciation.  “Give em flowers while they’re living!” is Dino’s advice.  What a gift our life and relationships are.  Don’t be so caught up in the stuff of your life, that you fail to connect with the ones who mean the most to you.

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  • Thank you so much for sharing Dino’s advice! Truly relationships are priceless and eternal!

    As Suzanne Nichols says,

    “Sticks and stones are hard on bones
    Aimed with angry art,
    Words can sting like anything,
    But silence breaks the heart.”

    My mom has this quote posted on her website, http://www.ConnectSimply.com and I appreciate the message it sends.