As I was looking thru all of the many suggestions of subjects to write about for my Creative Writers Group I came across this question of several years back, and it jumped right off the page at me. At the time I had avoided it because it brought back painful memories of loved ones, family and friends, and the utter impossibility of going back and redoing history.

“Gone” is not forgotten. Gone only means that someone or something is no longer visibly here. Looking back at the past at events or conversations that can never be changed is sometimes not the easiest thing to do.

But what if? How about if we could feel that no matter what the circumstances that we can still connect with everyone that we have met? In our hearts we know that we are still tethered to the ones that we loved, no matter how the world has changed for us.

The statement that I have decided that I would make is that “You were really important to me, and I am so thankful that you were in my life, no matter what.”

I can not pick out just one person because there have been so many who tried to do their best for me.

And now I smile, because I know it is true, in our hearts and in our memories we carry all of the best things that have ever happened to us.  They will never leave us as long as we live.