I’ve tended to steer away from the subject of death in my blog posts, but having attended a funeral last week of yet another of my husband’s relatives that has been killed prematurely by cancer, I felt I wanted to say a few words today about how we remember those who have died.

I recently read the following statement by Pericles:

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

Isn’t that a lovely thought?

I know I personally remember those who were close to me, but have died, are remembered for what they did and what they achieved during their short time here on earth. I for one, have completely forgotten what was written on their gravestones. This just goes to confirm that after we’re gone, it’s what we’ve done during our life that people will remember us for, rather than what’s on our gravestone.

So live your life to the full today, because we know the day, the hour or the second that we may take our last breath.

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