Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Erma Bombeck

I got this in an email today. I always loved reading Erma Bombeck's writings. I read this one years and years ago and got it in an email today...


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 a rose before it
melted in storage.
     I would have talked less and listened more.
     I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was
stained, or the sofa faded.
     I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and
worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in
the fireplace.
     I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble
about his youth.
     I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my
     I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a
summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
     I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
     I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and
more while watching life.
     I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
     Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have
cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside
me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
     When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have 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
     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.

Last week I subscribed to receive motivational messages emailed to me everyday. I love getting them! They're a great pick me up and I look forward to reading them. I can't remember the website name, but I'll find it I'll post it here when I figure out which of the messages I want to share...they're all uplifting!

Until then,

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