Poem – Giving Thanks

This poem was written to celebrate a wonderful loving and inspiring woman who left our world after 105 years of life. Her smile was as infectious as her laughter and she taught me what unconditional love is as you’ll read in belifehappy.

Unfortunately I was too upset to read this poem at my Grandmother’s funeral, instead stood at the side of a family member as they read it beautifully.

Please enjoy these words and celebrate your life now.

Giving Thanks

I would like to give thanksĀ for the sparkle in her eye,

I would like to give thanks for the sunshine smiles all the while,

I would like to give thanks for the love in her heart,

I would like to give thanks for where this journey starts.

 

Birth, life and death,

So the cycle goes,

 

The journey, destinations, nobody knows,

With joy in our smile and love in our heart,

Walking with purpose, means we are never a part.

 

Birth, life, death,

So the cycle goes,

 

We have a choice to be kind,

We have a choice to love,

We have a choice to always know those above,

Stay in our hearts, sharing their love,

Holding our hands when the going gets tough.

 

Birth, life, death,

So the cycle goes,

 

It’s now a celebration of what we have learned,

It’s now a celebration of the love we share,

It now a celebration of how much we care.

 

Birth, life, death,

So the cycle goes.

 

With very much love and thanks.

 

Written by Emma Lannigan, July 2013.