"From the moment we are born, from the first time we open our eyes, speak our first word and take our first step, we start the end of our day.
It is one of the greatest paradoxes of life that from the moment our lungs first breathe, we all have a terminal illness; that of life itself. Just like the start of our day, we all know that the end of the day will inevitably arrive and that sleep will beckon.
What none of us know with certainty, however much one may believe with absolute conviction, is that there is a life thereafter! Yet, who can dispute the very fact that though a body dies, that not all one is and has been dies with them. Does not their spirit live on?
Whether one believes or doesn't believe in a God, know that there is certain proof of life and influence beyond the grave. Just look at the values, beliefs, sayings, mannerisms and characteristics that one person can pass down the generations, decades and centuries after the sod beneath which they lay has long been turned. Do you know that your image is a carbon copy of a distant relative of yours that lived three or four hundred years ago, and that this identical likeness will be reproduced in yet another person who is not yet conceived in thought, and then another person in a future century? Do you know that you stand, talk, walk, drink your tea and do all manner of things exactly like an uncle, aunt or other relative of yours once did and who you never knew?
So rest assured that at the end of your day, the darkness which you see as your eyes close will bring forth new days and bright mornings to those you leave behind." William Forde: April 4th, 2014.