As the days of my life wind down and I reflect over the years
have I made peace with all and said words that were important
to be shared with those who accompanied me along the way.
Have I lived to the best of my ability, loved to my highest capacity, shared with an open heart and allowed myself
to cry with a broken spirit that gets mended over and over again
through God's Grace. Have I done my best where I could and
forgiven myself where I could not. Have I seen the sunrises and
sunsets and found joy in the simple pleasures of life not
mourning what I did not do but being grateful for what I could do. Life moves in circles we are born, live and die in the fullness
of that circle. Have I filled the space within it and lived with
bright colors that perhaps will last in another's heart until passed from memory to memory.
"Reflection" written by Diane Kirkup 10/2/21