November 13th 2010 9:40 am
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My beautiful friend Muffin wrote this lovely tribute to me and others in her diary. It touched me so much that I am posting it on my page as well. Please follow her words and stop and spend some time with a loved one today.
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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Thank for sharing this piece of advice
Life would be much easier if we just did something to make someone's day brighter , like you said" You never know how your act of kindness may affect another person"
God bless you!
Good food for thought!
Here are some more balloons to send off!
Thanks for sharing this message.
What a beautiful tribute from sweet Muffin and her wonderful Mommy.
Muffin is certainly the most eloquent of pups, isn't she? One smart cookie.
I sure hope she can feel our hugs, little man. Isn't it great we can watch over her now?