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Sunday, 28 June 2009

It's Quotable Sunday thanks to Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni. Each Sunday we share a few of our favorite quotes. This Sunday I decided to share a few quotes on bereavement. Believe it or not, back in the day I was a dancing machine and a big fan of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. (I can barely get off the sofa now, lol). My daughter picked up where I left off, she danced classical ballet and jazz for 12 years. Needless to say, music was big in my house hold. We have every album by the Jackson 5 and every CD made by Michael Jackson. No, album is not a mistake. I have the Jackson 5 albums.

I remember sitting for hours with my daughter watching Thriller, I'm Bad, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Black or White and so many other videos thinking this man is a genius. No one has or will ever come close to his talent. He took music, dance, videos, choreography and entertainment to a new level. Many have tried to emulate him, but none have ever been able to reach his ingenuity. Regardless of his personal struggles, in my opinion he will go down in history as the greatest entertainer of all time.

I would like to encourage each of my readers to live life to the fullest. Forgive your enemies, apologize to everyone that desires an apology from you, love your families, dream big and live large. We never know when our time will be up.

Please take a quote and bury it in your heart so you can draw upon the strength of these words in your hours of bereavement.

May Michael Jackson's family and fans be blessed and may he Rest In Peace. In his own words, Like A Rainbow Fading In the Twinkle Of An Eye, Gone Too Soon.


You don't really get over it; you get used to it.-- Robert S. Weiss

Preserve your memories. They're all that's left for you.-- Paul Simon

I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain. - Joyce Cary

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. - Eileen Elias Freeman

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.- Unknown

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. - From a headstone in Ireland

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Feel free to leave us a comment on our quotes or your favorite song or video by Michael Jackson.

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