Remember me always, but do not grieve for me too long. I have tried always to comfort you in times of sorrow, and have made every effort to add joy to your life. I never want to cause you pain. Peace for me is certain now, and I suspect I will have eternal sleep in the earth I have loved so well.
Please, after your period of grieving for me, make room in your heart for another. You are the kind of human being that should always have a friend like me to love. Your kind and gentle heart should not be wasted on my memory for too long. Give your love to another.
I know your new friend will never take my place, because we had something very special.
It may not be quite the same, but a new, devoted and loving companion will, in time, become special in their own way.
You loved me very much, and I loved you.
My spirit will always be with you, and not matter how deep my sleep, my grateful heart will always remember you.
~ author unknown ~