Wasted Time

The article below was written by Erma Bombeck when she found out she was dying of 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 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 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 life.

I would have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show spoil, 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 glowing 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 and get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more "I love you's", more "I'm sorry's".

But mostly, given antoher shot at life, I would have seize every minute, look ant it and really see it, live it and nver give it back.

Stop sweating the small stuff. Don't worry aobut 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 and spiritually.

Life is too short to let it pass by. We have only one shot at this and then it's gone.
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  1. That's beautiful AND sad! It's so true... So very true. It's good for us all to remember that.

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