Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Law Of Attraction: The Final Goodbyes

It had been an anxious evening yesterday, followed by a very sad turn of events today.

A young participant in the Shah Alam King Of The Road half-marathon, Gary Leon Robert had been reported missing since yesterday evening. A frantic call for help had circulated amongst the running communities in the Klang Valley, in a bid to locate the whereabouts of this 22-year-old university student. However, by 1.05 pm this afternoon, he had been found dead somewhere at the basement of the stadium where the event was held. A young life has just been robbed from this world.

Many questions are still unanswered as how this could have happened. Comments, opinions and accusations flew across the blogosphere as to who should be held responsible for his death. It is indeed difficult to accept his death without questions. Yet, we have to remain calm and await the authorities to complete their investigation. Meanwhile, a death has happened. Let's not forget the young man, with so much ahead of him, who has been so abruptly taken away. May he find eternal peace in the kingdom of God as he sits among the angels.

While we are on this topic regarding death, I would like to share this article by Richard Arnold, EzineArticles.com expert author on the Law of Attraction:-

The Final Goodbyes

To some, this is a touchy subject. Death. Funerals. Burials. Memorial planning. You may be asking yourself what does this subject have to do with the Law of Attraction. I think it has plenty to do with it. End of life events bring many people together. Old friends. Long lost family. Enemies. The point is, when someone dies, it attracts the people who were touched by this person. By pre-planning, we can better celebrate the life of the deceased and take advantage of the Law of Attraction by sharing the good and great things of this person’s life and the opportunity that it brings to be together.

I got started thinking about this subject a few weeks ago when a neighbor died suddenly. Her memorial service a week and half later was just beautiful. And it was different (details in a future post). Then, today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday edition, in the Living section, ran a cover storied entitled Final Resting Place(s): As Americans relocate, where, and whether, to be buried becomes complicated (note: link will only work for a week or so). The story brings up some interesting issues and statistics.

A study of about 1,000 Americans age 40 and older was conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide on behalf of the Funeral and Memorial Information Council. Some 46 percent of respondents in a 2005 survey said they intend to be cremated, up from 39 percent 10 years earlier. Most regarded cremation as cheaper, simpler and more environmentally responsible than burial. One person interviewed for the story made a statement that I believe hits the nail on the head. She said, “The meaning is in the memories, in the heart, in the places you were together.” I couldn’t agree more. And all the more reason to take some time with loved ones and do some memorial planning. Think about it … most people spend more time planning a birthday party than they do a memorial service.

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into a flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Have a great day!


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we dun know Gary Leon in person, yet his sudden leave from this world left us a lot of questions, especially the running communities. We questioned every possible parties and their responsibilities. Who's fault?

No answer.... all we could do is to save this piece of memory and may Gary RIP.