“You can shed tears that I'm gone,
or you can smile because I lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that I'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all I left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see me,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember me only that I'm gone,
or you can cherish my memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what I want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
May 8, 1988 - April5, 2010