Special Friends are born and appear in our daily lives through some mysterious and strange way at a time of personal or family need. Their spirit arrives with both a responsiblility and a mission. This responsibility becomes a reminder to us about the virtues of love, companionship, life, human feelings and compassion.
Their mission is to share many of our burdens, bringing unconditional love and caring - asking only that we care and love them in return.
We tell them our secrets, our dreams, our fears, our enjoyments, our weaknesses and our achievements. They respond with a quietness, understanding and strength - allowing us our own personal growth and internal fortitude.
Just as the wild bird briefly brings us a melodious song - touching the moment then flying away, Special Friends for a brief moment in our lives share their all, asking only that we respond in kind.
When their mission is accomplished, their spirit moves on in a mysterious, unexplained way to be a Special Friend to someone else with a greater personal and family need. When a Special Friend's spirit moves on, it is difficult for our human understanding. We feel sadness and a sense of loss - this is as it should be. However, we must appreciate that it is also part of their total mission of providing awareness and love to us.
They leave behind their nourishment, love and many happy memories that remain to support us, these memories cannnot be taken away - they are the source of our strenghth. This glow of memories is the cognizance that their reborn spirit will touch and benefit the life of someone where the need is greatest. The same nourishment, love and help brings to others as it did for us. We must listen with our heart, utilize the strength and remarkable understanding that we have received from a friend who sought only compassion and love in return. While their physical presence is somewhere else, their spirit and message will always be with us.
THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE.
-- AUTHOR UNKOWN