Kind words and flowers for funerals

Beloved Flower Lover,

A few funerals recently brought it home to us that it might be appropriate to look at kind words that can help people to warm their hearts. We found these lovely quotes on http://www.notalone.co.nz/all-poetry-and-verse.html.

mr ashman's funeral 007
To live in the hearts of those who love you is never to die.
(Author Unknown)Those who loved her lost so much at her passing
yet gained so much from her living.
(Author Unknown)

We have been left with a treasure of memories.
(Author Unknown)

Life is not measured by the breaths you take
But by the moments that take your breath away.
(Author Unknown)

A collection of short verse:

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
(by Reinhold Niebuhr)Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, still very dear.
(Author Unknown)

When I die and leave behind
this earth I love, these trees, this sky
the pounding sea, the yearly hope of spring…
Cry not for me, Rejoice!
My soul has wings and in it’s freedom sings.
(Author Unknown)

The Song of Memory
When someone we love passes on beyond life in the world that we know and is gone,
A beautiful sense of their presence, like music remembered by heart, lingers on….
When someone we love finds a wonderful home in a world only faith can reveal,
Our memories can be like a song in the heart, with the power to comfort and heal.
(Author Unknown)

Something Beautiful Remains
The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains…..
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.

If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower, nor inscribe a stone
Nor when I’m gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known
Weep if you must, parting is hell
But life goes on, so sing as well.
(by Joyce Grenfell)

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