Three Day Quote Challenge – The Grand Finale

I have been asked to partake in a 3 Day quote challenge by rhapsodyboho.wordpress.com and I wanted to thank her for thinking of me in this challenge. Thank you very much, and please be sure to circle back to my nominator’s blog to find more quotes.

The rules are simple and short:

Thank your nominator and link back to their blog

Write three quotes total, one for each day

Nominate three fellow bloggers each day, nine total

This is the one I’ve been waiting for. This quote is my favourite quote, and it helped me through a really hard time last year.

It is one of the truest things I have ever heard in my life, and I am sure that it will speak to a great many people, and the fact that it comes from the TV Show “The Flash” just shows the impact that TV can have on your life.

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“One mystery I cannot figure out is why some people come into our lives and why some people go. Others become a part of you. Some friendships feel like they’ll last forever, and others end far too soon. Not every friendship is meant to last forever. What does last forever is the pain when that person is gone.” – Barry Allen

 

Last year I met someone who became my best friend in this world, we would talk every day, and she knew me better than anyone else ever had.

There were no secrets between us and I love her with all my heart, that’s how close we were. My best friend saved my life.

But unfortunately life gets in the way and due to circumstances beyond our control we had to stop talking, and I miss her every day.

We knew each other for a short time but became closer than I ever thought possible.

When we stopped talking it hurt, and that pain is something I still live with to this day, it has lessened over time, but it will never entirely go away. There are times that I wish it had ended badly between us at least then I could use anger to mask the pain, but it didn’t. I took the step back to let my friend move on with life and to be happy. About three or four weeks after the last time we spoke I came across this quote and it fit in place in my heart and has stayed there ever since.

It became my personal mantra; you don’t lose someone really as long as they have a place in your heart. My friend is the best person I know, and I miss her daily, but life moves on, and I will honour her the only way I know how. I am naming my daughter after her.

This quote is the big one, this is the one that means the most to me. We lose people throughout out lives, people come, and people go, they leave footprints on your heart, and that’s where you will always keep them and as long as you do they never truly leave you.

The greatest pain there is to lose your best friend.

I am fortunate enough, to have other friends who helped me move passed this and get on with life. I will do everything in my power to see that they never have to go through the pain that I have, and I hope never to experience it again. But as we all know life doesn’t work that way.

 

I want to throw in a little extra quote here, which I feel syncs up nicely with the one above. It is from the song “Run” by Snow Patrol

“Light up, light up

As if you have a choice

Even if you cannot hear my voice

I’ll be right beside you dear”

This fits perfectly with what I have said as long as you remember those that you have lost, then they never truly leave you and are always with you in your heart.

 

My nominations for today are:

 

ina-morata.com

alexiswilder.wordpress.com

uglyforeverblog.com

 

I’m sure you will all do great and move us all.

10 responses to “Three Day Quote Challenge – The Grand Finale

  1. Very thought provoking. I know that losing a friend is hard, especially if they pass away. They haunt your mind and heart. I can only try to think of the fun and closeness I had and not of the loss I feel. Lovely qoute, I can see why you saved it for last.

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    • Thank you. it was the first one i thought of when i got nominated for this one.
      in my case my friend didnt pass away things happened that are too complicated to go into and i let her go.
      you are right about thinking about the good times and not the loss but that is easier said than done at times. thank you for what you said

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  2. And once again you move me to feel every word, every emotion and every cry. Few people can convey so much passion with words and I always knew that it was pain and adversity that brought this out in you. It’s sad to consider that we become who we are, a enriched version of ourselves through our painful life experiences but this is exactly how it happens.
    And while I feel your pain and in some strange way wish I could waive my hand to make it go away, I love that you opened your heart completely. To be vulnerable and let it all out. Some see vulnerability and being humble as a weakness but little do they know that it is truly a strength only special souls like you possess.
    Your post was beautiful and I love the quote. It has so much meaning and I love the song from snow patrol. So well put together and you made me so proud of you. Xoxo

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    • You are far too kind with your words.
      You are right in what you say about pain enriching our lives, there are times that I wish I had not gone through the pain that I have in my life, but then I wonder would I be the person I am now if I hadn’t gone through all of that? Would I be in the same place? Would I be able to (in your words) “convey so much passion with words” I don’t know.
      You say in a special soul and that means a lot to hear that, even if I don’t see it myself, but then who does think of themselves that way? (other than egomaniacs)
      I will admit it wasn’t easy for me to write this one, it brought back that pain, full fold for a while and that was difficult to push back down again. Even after a year, the wound is still raw.
      I am glad that you connected with the quote and the song, it is one of my favourite songs, but because of the memories attached to it, I cant listen to it anymore.
      I am truly honoured that you think so highly of me, and I will strive to live up to that.
      You are one of the kindest people I have encountered in my life, and although we will probably never meet in real life, which is a shame I would like to do that, your opinion means a lot to me.
      Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express myself. xx

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  3. Nah nonsense you truly deserve all the credit there is to give and I already see a little glimpse of you starting to believe more in yourself when you say that you wonder if you would be the person you are now of you hadn’t encountered the pain. I don’t think we would be the same people and things would pass us by without any significant meaning. So in a way it is truly bittersweet as it takes great pain to mold us into a special soul. And that you definitely are and I will repeat it. A lot 😉
    I know your post was very hard for you to write. There is much pain attached to it because you have regrets now and that leaves it unresolved. Still it takes a big heart to push through the pain and manage to be so vulnerable, laying it all out there. And you know what? The wall we often put up to protect ourselves came down and it didn’t even matter if somebody was going to take a stab at our vulnerable self. It takes guts to do that and that’s why I believe you are an awakened soul, as it is not interested in drama and only wants to bestow kindness onto mankind.
    Thank you so much for your kind words and it touches my heart and I’m truly beyond honored of you thinking that I am one if the kindest people you have met. It means a lot to me and you truly made my day. And as far as meeting in real life, wow that would be so awesome as it feels as if I have known you forever. It’s strange and I’m not sure where I know and get the insight from, it just feels as if we have a similar soul stuck in two different bodies, I just relate to you.
    Are you located in Scotland? Who knows, I would like to move back to Germany eventually and that would bring me a lot closer 😉

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    • I really dont know what to say what you have just said. it really does mean a lot that you would think of me in those terms.
      I ment every word i said about you, the face that you take the time to read and comment on my posts mean the world, your insights are always a joy to behold and make me rethink what I’ve writen and consider it in another light.
      In the last week you have caused me to re-evaluate everything that I think about myslef and where i am going. As I said I have often wondered if i would be the same person without going through the pain. i genuinly dont know but i doubt it.
      I know what you mean about feeling like I’ve know you forever just from reading your words over the last few days it does feel like we are simillar and there is a the feeling of relating to your words as well.
      i really wish i knew what else to say right now.
      And yes as you guessed correctly, I am in Scotland.

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      • Thank you again, it’s always a pleasure to hear from you and it matters to me as well to appreciate all the time that goes into to reading and commenting. Work has been keeping me busy his week and I know it’s not always easy to find the time, so thank you for that. I know I have some following up to do on your blog and I will shortly 😉.
        Your words mean a lot and I’m glad I could be a small part in the re-evaluation process of yourself. You are amazing already and I am not sure of what you want to change or work on, but I also know you have already overcome huge obstacles and you have already succeeded and won. You are perhaps only fine tuning who you see yourself to be and we always learn something along the path of life. 😉

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