09 January 2010

A Timely Reminder...

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends {and family} are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled by them.

~Henry Ward Beecher
words in{} added by me

Timely words to ponder as I prepare for my uncle's funeral today.


Betsy said...

Love those words...and may have to steal them for my sidebar, if you don't mind!

We're going to a funeral on Monday, ourselves. So sorry about your uncle!

Lora said...

I don't mind if you *steal* them at all:) I just might add them to my sidebar as well~they are an excellent reminder.

I'm sorry you have a funeral coming up as well.