This was sent to me in one of those "Round Robin pass it on to 5 people" things. I don't participate in them, but these words are actually worth reading and thinking about - and perhaps passing on....
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IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of
pretending the earth would explode if I weren't there for
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
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 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.
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...
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on the other hand.....