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    F 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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orrin View Post
    How true
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    ok bill now that made me cry

    i loved erma bombeck

    and folks ask me why at age 55 i ride a horse??????? i say why not?
    I really would love to be able to Not Sweat the Small stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    F 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

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    Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.

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    Appreciate that you can go to Aruba and lend a helping hand to those who wish they could.


    Why do I say that? Im on a committee that helps the under privileged. Our project last week was to paint, clean and fix one of two Homeless Family houses in Massachusetts. Well we were able to get them a awesome swing set with club house. When the day was over and the families came home one of the cutest smallest girls came up to me pulled me over to the swing set and said "Hey, thank you. This is the happiest day of my life". she then ran off and played. Made my year!

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