This is the date 21
years ago that our daughter Merry was killed in a car/semi accident.
She was a sender of emails. Some were serious. Others funny. Sometimes crazy.
Unfortunately I only saved 9. One is included today. Since there are so few,
undoubtedly you have read it before. No matter:
From me to you.........
Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.
Do not take for granted the the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life,
for without them, life is meaningless.
Do not let you life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for
By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Do not give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Do not be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Do not shut love out of your life
by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love;
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly.
Do not dismiss your dream.
To be without dreams is to be without hope;
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been,
but also where you are going.
Life is not a race,
but a journey to be savored each step of the way."
A side note for the
day: this year on June 17, it would have been Merry & Ed's 25th
wedding anniversary. As Ed has, all twenty-one years since her untimely
death, he has made the trip to Clarion to put flowers on her grave and to
'talk with Merry' sometime each calendar year.
Easy to love a guy like that!