Tribute to a friend who lived life with ‘fierce grace’ and Abundance

For Therese.

It looks as if the sun is going to shine and break through the clouds.  I am so pleased because today is special – it’s the day family and friends gather to formally honour a life and say farewell to a dear friend, teacher and Mother.

On 29th February 2016 Therese Moody rose above her fight against cancer and passed away.  She’d put up an exemplary fight against the illness with sheer guts, determination and a positive attitude which I think of as ‘fierce grace’.   I often referred to her, when we were together, as a ‘steel magnolia’ – we’d laugh!

Therese was a person who gave abundantly and lived abundantly.

She has left a legacy of fitter people through her pilates teaching skills and touched so many hearts and minds with her sweet, kind and generous nature.  Many of us are better people because we knew her and will cherish her memory with great fondness.

I am sad that she is not around on the physical plane any more but we shared a belief in the limitlessness of God’s love and living energy for all time.  I like to think of her now as another star in Heaven, sparkling and shining down on earth with love.

Words from a song by the Kinks say it all for me.  I hope they will bring comfort to Therese’s children whom she adored.

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I’m thinking of the days,
I won’t forget a single day, believe me!
I bless the light,
I bless the light that lights on you believe me.
And though you’re gone,
You’re with me every single day, believe me.

R.I.P Therese.  Thank you for what you gave to me.

With love and sympathy to the Moody family.