words of wisdom

I found this on myspace and thought I would share it with you. You may have already read it but it sure makes you really think about what is important in life.

If I Had My Life To Live Over

by Erma Bombeck

The following was written by the late Erma Bombeck
after she found out that she had cancer.

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 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 burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

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 shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

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 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 sorrys" ...

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.

© Erma Bombeck

Comments

yeah me. i already do a ...

yeah me. i already do a lot of what she says she would have done. i rock!

I could take a few lessons ...

I could take a few lessons from what she says.
life gets crazy with the kids, husb and the bills and it's easy to forget how you don't HAVE to be here tomorrow, you could DIE any minute!

life does get a bit ...

life does get a bit hectic. i think i do a lot of what she would like to have done because i just dont care about messing things/myself up. i have my windows rolled down almost everyday of the summer, i roll around in the grass with my nephew (its only clothes), if i like it and can afford it, i buy it....its fun being me. until im broke and have to get gas instead of eating for the week. haha.