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IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER
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
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. I hope
you have a blessed day.
Submitted to SBOI by Lalita
by Erma Bombeck (written after she found out she was dying from cancer) /
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