From Rev. Arlene

A friend of mine is going through the difficult time of saying goodbye to her dad who is in hospice. Another friend recently had to say goodbye to her dog. Final goodbyes to loved ones are never easy, no matter how much or how little time we were blessed with having them in our life.

Life is precious and it is also fleeting. Whatever time we have never seems to be long enough. Not only do we take our blessings for granted but those we care about as well. We use reasons such as not enough time or money, to do what we our hearts tell us to do.

That is why I decided to spend the time and money this summer to do just that. To see and be with some of the people I really care about – friends and family – that I cannot see on a regular basis. When I was planning the trip I thought to myself, “I really can’t afford it”. But I soon understood that I really could not afford not to.

What is important at the end of our lives is not how much money we have in the bank or how much stuff we have accumulated, but the memories that we have and that we leave others with.

Those sacred memoires are our true legacy.

Quote of the Week

“At the end of the day all that matters is love and memories so make sure you give it and make sure you make them.” Trent Shelton

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