"A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car, he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb, sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, 'I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five scents, and a rose costs two dollars.' The man smiled and said, 'Come on in with me, I'll buy you a rose.'
He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother's flowers. As they were leaving, he offered the girl a ride home. She said, 'Yes, please you can take me to my mother.' She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, canceled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother's house." (Source: Keith Rotbard, 2001)
Now and Forever
"On the day after Jack Benny's death in December 1974, a single long-stemmed red rose was delivered to Mary Benny, his wife of 48 years. Mary called the florist to find out who sent them when red roses continued to arrive day after day. The florist told her, quite a while before Jack passed away, he stopped in to send a bouquet. As he was leaving, he suddenly turned back and said, 'If anything should happen to me, I want you to send Mary a single rose everyday.' There was silence, then weeping Mary said goodbye. Subsequently, Mary learned that Jack had actually included a provision for the flowers in his will, one perfect rose daily for the rest of her life." (Anonymous)
According to a book author, the moment a person is born, the process of dying starts; the countdown begins. An invisible clock silently ticks-tock from a human beings earthly existence and only God knows when the clock will stop ticking. Practicality drove you to live clean and healthy lives to prolong your longevity but no matter how careful you maybe, the time will come when your physical mechanism will somehow bog down and you have to face the reality of death. People have a tendency to cling to life although, for all you know, a much better existence awaits you in the other life, as the saying goes, "Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die."
According to an article Heavenly Pin-ups, some people are like comets. They streak through our lives in a flash of excitement, awe and love. Then they are gone, never to be see again, although we think often. Comet-like people cannot be held onto or controlled. They need to keep moving, lighting up yet another sky. Sadly, some comets types die too young, you miss them and grief deeply in their absence. But the angels know that each comet person who has left the earth at a young age exists in a burst of light that remains for the good of those left behind. A comet young or old, would never want us to mourn it's disappearance. So comet people want us to remember the joy they left behind and to allow the love we had for them to continue to grow as time goes by.
"What's life after death? A lot of work says a Russian psychic Tatiana El manovich, has been talking to the dead. Tatiana has been able to develop an extensive picture of what it's like on the other side. Her most surprising discovery is that while the physical labors of the dead may have ended, their spiritual and mental work continues at an even greater pace. The dead expend greater effort to understand the wrongs they committed in their earthly lives. And many attempt to redress these wrongs via spirit communication with living friends and relatives added the psychic." (Source: Cases of the Paranormal, 06)
Near death experience
According to a German research study published in the British medical magazines, The Lancet, near death experiences, where people claim to pass into heaven or see bright lights may be nothing more than fainting fits. The descriptions of near death experiences matches those of people who were made to faint, reflecting a lack of oxygen to the brain rather than contact with the afterlife according to British medical magazine.
Researchers noticed striking similarities between the hallucinations reported by painting patients and those of near death experiences. According to finding most of the subjects described the emotional experience of fainting as pleasant, detached and peaceful, making them unwilling to return. Some compared it to drug or meditation therapy experiences.
Quotes on life
Life and Death quotes
Wagner, Stephen. "Work After Death." Women's journal 30 Sept. 06
Lawagan, Ernee. "Communicating With the Dead: Is It Possible?" Mr. & Ms. Magazine 4 Nov. 97
Anonymous, "Now and Forever." Women's Journal 18 Feb. 06