October 23rd 2010 3:48 pm
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Earlier today I sent some balloons floating up into the sky. My friend Willie would do this to honor his angel friends. Sadly, now I’m doing it for him. I made sure that Mommy bought different bright colors, like all the ones in the rainbow.
Mommy & I remembered the things we treasured about our angel friends & wrote little notes to send up with the balloons. I believe that Willie, Arthur, Sammy J, Miles, Miss Cali, Rockey, Scarlett, Gracie Jane, Stormy B., Sadie Boo, Rocky & all my Bridge pals are reading my messages & maybe sharing a laugh with me.
It is very gloomy & rainy here today, so the balloons stood out against the darkened sky. I wished that it had been a beautiful day, but Mommy told me a story that made me see it differently. She said that when you go up in an airplane on a day like this, the sun is shining brightly just on the other side of the stormy clouds. I wasn't sure if I believed that, but she swears it’s true.
After thinking about it I decided that life is sort of like that. Whenever you’re going through a scary & difficult time, there is always sunshine not too far away. It may come in the form of a kind word from a stranger, a phone call from a friend or doing something special with those you love.
My friend Willie has a magnificent Mom who loves him more than anything in this world. They devoted every waking moment to bringing one another joy & sharing it with others. When Willie became weak the last few months, they did all the things they loved to do together & made new & everlasting memories.
When someone passes away, people often say, “Oh I wish I had _________" or "Gosh, I should have _________”. More often than not, they could have done those things but for whatever reason did not. So in honor of Willie I think everyone should turn their computers & cell phones off for awhile & do something special for someone else. Call a friend & say “Hi, how are you?” or mail a card or note for no particular reason. Go & take a walk together & have a good talk or snap some silly pictures. Just go & DO something. You never know how your act of kindness may affect another person. It may be the nicest thing that happens to them all day. Those are the kind of memories I'd like to make for myself, my friends & family.
I think I’m going to curl up by Mommy, take a nap & dream about my friends getting their balloons. And to quote one of the greatest philosophers of our time…
No one can be uncheered with a balloon. ~ Winnie the Pooh
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Beautifully said, Muffin!
Amen, my beautiful little girl. Amen. Mommy hasn't been on the computer much lately because of this. Since both me and Bernie came up here, she knows all of our days are numbered. Too numbered. Those words, "I wish I ___" Or "If only I ___" will eat you up. You can't change the past, only make sure you are satisfied with your present. I think that's why they call it a present. Because it is a gift.
Thank you for thinking of me, Muffin. Willie misses his Mommy so much, but doesn't hurt any more. He's running around so much, he's swirling up all these storms! :-)
Me wuvs the balloons! Thank you so much! All us Angels had the best time chasing them. You should see wittle Willie leap into the air and catch those balloons. That pup has some moves. Sadie Boo read the messages to us. We laughed, we cried, we had a pawsome time. Then we all stoppped what we were doing and sent all of those we love angels hugs and kisses.
PS Sorry about all the storms. Once I saw Willie was here with me at the rainbow bridge I started doing happy spins and have not been able to stop. So crazy happy to see bestest friend. Me teaching Willie to happy spin. Happy Spins make clouds go crazy and then storms....hey! What do you want from a dog named Stormy B. Naughty?
Darling Muffin - You have no idea of the fun we all had chasing those beautiful balloons when they arrived. I read your note and it touched my heart as all your notes to me have done in the past. You were and are my little cheerleader and know that I and all your other Bridge pals are flying close by you, sweet gal. Love never dies, it just goes to a special place within your heart. Love, Willie