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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Purple Hat

Got this in my mail today and thought this would be good enough to keep my blog running when I study for my exams.

In memory of Erma
Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.


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 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

husband.

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

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.




KEEP IT LIT!


IN MEMORY .. . . . ..

These are the colors that represent the different cancers.




Psstttt... Still too busy preparing for the exams.. I miss you all so much, will be back to reading and writing blogs on 6th June .

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