Wednesday, March 15, 2006

If I Had My Life To Live Over

This was written by the late, great Erma Bombeck:

If I had my life to live over....
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.
I would have eaten 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 burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my childten and not worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
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 never bought anything just because it was practical, would show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment realizing 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 yous"...more "I'm sorrys"...but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it...and never give it back.

Today's Deep Thought:
A day without sunshine is like . . . night.


~d said...

thisi si one of those; no matter how many times you read it, it is still good!
thank you for sharing it.

Elle*Bee said...

I thought so too. Thanks for commenting. At least I know someone is reading my blog (lol). Actually, two friends of mine check in but neither are registered w/ blogger so they can't post comments. They usually email me their critiques. ;-)

Jules said...

i'm still here and reading.. i just don't comment sometimes.
I ditto ~d.. this is still a good one!

Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth.
~Mark Twain


Elle*Bee said...

Hey Jules! Thanks for checking in. :-)