when all that's left of me is love...give me away

This was read at our friend's funeral. I found it to be a very uplifting, inspirational reading. Passing it along for you to share with your loved ones.

Now that I’m gone, remember me with a smile and laughter. And if you need to cry, cry with your brother or sister Who walks in grief beside you.

And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give to them what you need to give to me.

There are so many who need so much. I want to leave you something. Something much better than words or sounds.

Look for me in the people I’ve known and loved or helped in some special way. Let me live in your heart as well as your mind.

You can love me most by letting your love reach out to our loved ones. By embracing them and living in their love.

Love does not die, people do. So, when all that’s left of me is love, give me away as best you can.

~~Author Unknown~~



Nicole Marie said...

that's a great poem. just perfect.

Anonymous said...

That's really beautiful, thank you for sharing it. I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Romantic Pansy said...

that's exactly what i need this morning, thank you. it is amazing.

Penney said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. This is so special...important..
hugs, Penney

Bethany Lunsford said...

That poem is so beautiful and perfect. I'm sorry for your loss also. May you find peace and comfort from the one yoU love.

Kimberlee said...

Hey bella, never easy and always such sadness, what a beautiful way of putting it. Hope you guys are ok xx

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

Such a touching poem... thank you for sharing it.

Carrie said...

That is lovely. I teared up reading it. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope your family and your neighbor's family heals from the sadness.

paisley peacock said...

so sorry. thanks for sharing that poem...my husband's grandfather passed away last night- it will be perfect for his service. thanks.

ArgyleStyle said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing that poem. My mom's memorial is next Saturday and I've been searching for something to read at the service...this is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is really beautiful and inspiring. I hope you dont mind, I have shared this on my blog, with the pertaining credits to your blog of course.:)))
If there is something wrong, please let me know and I will remove it inmediately.
Thanks a lot and have a wonderful and inspiring day.