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desire in life lies within life itself, and experiencing as
much of it as I can in a safe, healthy, fun way. Those definitions
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of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO
LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
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 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
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 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 children and not worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and
laughed less while watching television-and more while watching
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." and 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 what we are doing each day to promote
ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally, as well as spiritually.
too short to let it pass you by. We only have one shot at this
and then it's gone.