My Great Great Grandmother Irene, a full blood Chickasaw Indian, told me this in 1973 as she prepared to depart this earth. I think of it often and I hope you appreciate the beauty of this prayer.
“Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here.
Hold on to your life, even if it’s easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand, even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.”
~A Pueblo Indian Prayer