Monday, October 13, 2008
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck(Written after she found out she was dying from cancer).I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like aRose before it melted in storage.I would have talked less and listened more.I would have invited friends over to dinner even if theCarpet was stained, or the sofa faded.I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living roomAnd worried much less about the dirt when someoneWanted to light a fire in the fireplace.I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfatherRamble about his youth.I would have shared more of the responsibility carriedBy my husband.I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a Summer day because my hair had just beenTeased and sprayed.I would have sat on the lawn! With my grass stains.I would have cried and laughed less while watchingTelevision and more while watching Life.I would never have bought anything just because itWas practical, wouldn't show soil, or WAS guaranteedTo last a lifetime.Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy,I'd have cherished every moment and realized thatThe wonderment growing inside me was the onlyChance in life to assist God in a miracle.When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would neverHave said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.'There would have been more 'I love you's' & more'I'm sorry's.'But mostly, given another shot at life,I would seize every minute.. Look at it and really see it... Live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!! Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more,Or who's doing what.Instead; let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with, and whatWe are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally. I hope you have a blessed day.