Wisdom from Maureen Hancock

In my work with the sick and dying, I am all too familiar with having that last day on earth. It is a humbling experience to be present when someone leaves their physical shell behind to journey home. It is in these moments that I am divinely aware of how precious each day is.

Recently, as I held the hand of a woman dying, she whispered this in my ear:

If I had forgiven my son, he’d be holding my hand right now. Tell those around you they need to practice forgiveness and be grateful for the many blessings in their lives. Blessings come in big and small packages. Family is the most precious treasure we carry in our hearts.

Many of my clients say profound things to me as they physically let go. I’ve taken all of their words of wisdom and applied them to my daily living in the hopes that when it is my last day on earth, I can smile knowing I lived a life full of gratitude, joy, and unconditional love.

We have been given a superior gift–the ability to choose the attitude we’ll adopt for the day. When my cup is half empty, I find ways to fill it up….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Maureen is a spirit medium, author and speaker.

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Christine C.
Christine C.3 years ago


Glenville J O.
Glenville J Owen3 years ago

A few hours before my brother died earlier this year I told him that I loved him and he replied, 'I know'. I already knew he loved me, but it was good to hear him say it.

Geetha Subramaniam

Thank you for sharing.

Marianne Barto
MARIA B.3 years ago

After 11 years with Hospice, there are both sad and peaceful demises.All who read this article, please take to heart what you are reading.

Mary Mattarelli
Mary Mattarelli3 years ago


Atocha B.
Mary B.3 years ago

I, too, work with the dying and when they begin to work on their "life review" it's is amazing how easy it is to help them look at forgiving and forgiveness! Thank you!

Jennifer C.
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Morgan S.
Morgan Short3 years ago

What a great reminder. Thanks.

Kristine Huff
Kristine H.3 years ago

A lovely lesson to always forgive and never have a bitter heart. Thank you.