A distant family member passed yesterday, and then a friend texted me the song below and it made me think of the indelible mark we leave on this Earth when it’s our time to depart. In most hearts, we want there to be something that says to ourselves and to others, some reaffirmation of “I was here,” so that we can fulfill that need to matter, to be a part of something unique in this world. To add our brand of something special to the millions of others with whom we connect in our short lives. Do you feel that need? Can you feel it? Do you ever think about it?
So what is your mark that you’ll leave behind? Is it what you think it should/could/would be? It’s never too late to change what that ‘dash’ represents in your lifetime. Do you feel that energy today? I awoke with something completely different as my post for today, but this just feels right. As DAngel goes on to her Heaven, we can be reminded of a life well-lived, a family who surely is in mourning over the loss of a soul who tried to fight the cancer that led to her death yet continually kept that bright positivity even when there was nothing left.
You have the power to renew your spirit today and to be able to make a difference, no matter how small in your own life and in the lives of others. To say, I lived. I loved. I was here.
P.S. HAngel, thanks for leading the way with this song today. I am heartily grateful for your presence in my life. ♥ Watch the video below ~ and be inspired by Lady Antebellum.
I love the beauty and messages or your post and this song. Thank you for doing something that matters, touching hearts, inspiring spirits, brightening the world, and my life, Misifusa.
Thank you for doing the same for me Russ. Your books bring us all so much light and love. And the children’s books are delightful as well! ♥
I’ve been haunted by the lyrics to Say Something by A Great Big World, particularly the first verse
And I am feeling so small; It was over my head; I know nothing at all; And I will stumble and fall; I’m still learning to love; Just starting to crawl
Oh this is a favorite song of mine as well. Thanks for sharing ML! xoxo
Great song and post. I’m sorry about your loss.
Thank you Seyi. She was too young and fought so hard to overcome her cancer, but it was not meant to be. Very sad for us, but she is out of her pain now. ♥
That’s good to know. She’s at peace now!
What a beautiful post! The song reminded me so much of you and your inspirational blog. You help so many people with your encouragement, enthusiasm, and honesty. I am truly blessed to have you as my friend…keep shining that brilliant light upon the world…your heart has left it’s mark! Xoxo
It is to you that I am grateful for introducing me to this lovely song Heather. My heartfelt thanks for your loving presence and support in my life. xoxo We are blessed to be connected. ♥
I’m sorry for your loss! Death is always difficult to deal with. When it comes to what we leave behind, I pretty much feel like what I have said in my story “Footprints” on my blog. That is how I live my life 🙂 Lots of love and a comforting hug to you from me 🙂
Thank you Line ~ I appreciate hugs a lot. I will go see your Footprints post now. 🙂
Sorry about your loss Yvonne.
May your family member rest in pace.
Thank you ~ she is without pain now and surely watching over us all. xo
Where are those who were before us? I remember that poem till this day that hunts me
Bunnet, I think that there are still here among us, just in a different form. We can still communicate with those who have gone before us, just in a different way. Which poem still haunts you?