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James' Legacy To The World!  

James' legacy would be to live for the day - Carpe Diem. Live for the day and worry not about tomorrow. Don't wait for a 'rainy day' to do things, as tomorrow may never come.
I found these words from John Lennon that James had written down:
John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.

He would always tell people, that even during their darkest days, the sun was always shining for them.
He wanted to help people who had a less fortunate life than himself, and touched many by doing so. 
He fought for those who were bullied, discriminated and put upon, even when he had problems of his own. He would not stand by and look on.
He said what he thought and believed in, regardless of any consequences.

His legacy to us was his wonderful artwork, sculptures and jewellery, along with his music.  He played the guitar and drums really well.

His other legacy to his family was simple: LOVE along with his trademark wink, beaming smile and extremely sharp sense of humour, which we will carry in us until we meet again.
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney)

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need. 

Letter From Heaven

To My dearest family,
some things I'd like to say.
But first of all,
to let you know that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven,
there's no more tears of sadness,
Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight,
Remember I am with you
every morning, noon, and night,
That day I had to leave you,
when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me
and he said " I welcome you"
"It's good to have you back again,
You were missed while you were gone."
"As for your dearest family,
they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly,
you're part of my plan.
There's so much we have to do
to help our mortal man.
"God gave me a list of things
that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on that list
was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in a bed at night
the day chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you
in the middle of the night.
When you think of life on earth,
and all those loving years,
Because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry:
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers
if it were not for some rain.
I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is O'er.
I am closer to you now
than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb,
But together we can do it
by taking one day at a time.
It has always been my Philosophy
and I'd like it for you too,
That as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody,
who's in sorrow and in pain.
Then you can say to God at night...
" My day was not in vain"
and now I am contented...
that my life was all worthwhile.
Knowing as I pass along the way
I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low;
just lend a hand to pick them up,
as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street,
and you've got me on your mind.
I'm walking in your footsteps,
only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go....
From that body to be free.
Remember you're not going....
You're coming here to me.

~ author~
Ruth Ann Mahaffey
Copyright 1998-2002


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