Love Takes All Forms
I’m sure everyone has heard of the legendary football coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi. One of Coach Lombardi’s all time greatest players was a defensive back by the name of Herb Adderley. Mr. Adderley was such a great player, that ESPN named him as one of the four greatest defensive backs that ever played. The other three were, Detroit’s Dick “Night Train” Lane, 49ers’ Ronnie Lott, and Larry Wilson of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Herb Adderley was a great football player. What was even greater was his obvious devotion to his Coach, Vince Lombardi. In fact, not very long ago, Mr. Adderley made a statement that He Thinks of Vince Lombardi Every Day, but He Does Not Think of his Father Everyday.
I can certainly understand where Mr. Adderley is coming from. It is a very good feeling to have known someone who had such an impact on a life. I can relate to the way Mr. Adderley feels, because I was fortunate to have, not one, but two people who made an impact on my life.
My Father passed away nine years ago. However, I do not think of him everyday. I have lost two other special people in my life. Thirty years ago, my Grandfather, affectionately known as, Pop, died suddenly. Almost four years ago, I lost my wife, Karen to lung cancer. I don’t think of my Father everyday. In fact, I really don’t think of him as often as I should. I do however think of Pop and Karen everyday.
Let the Dead Rest ????
This is not always the right thing to do. Sometimes this is true. Other times, it is not true.
Most people believe you should not talk about the dead. This is half true. If someone was not a very good person, then they should not be talked about after they are dead. If someone, like Pop and Karen, was a good person, and brought happiness to everyone around them, then they should be talked about. Saying good things about someone who has departed is a way to keep their pleasant memories alive. I talk about Pop and Karen to my mother all the time, and she loves every minute of it.
People should not say bad things about the dead,
People should say good things about the dead.
Love Makes Losing Someone More Bearable
Rather than grieve for someone you love who has passed on, try thinking of the good times you had with them. Have you ever heard the expression, “Love Will Find a Way?” Just keep honoring the memory of someone who meant a lot to you in life. If this expression is true, you will eventually see them again.