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Thursday, January 26, 2017

That Woman...

Once we hit the age of 55...we look at life a bit differently.  We pick our battles.  We have learned it is all right not to sweat the small stuff.

One woman in particular had some really good insight.  Her name was Erma Bombeck.  Here are some of her best words of wisdom:

(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.
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 all have a blessed day.


Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my dawg! This is awesome
Lily & Edward

easy rider said...

that was very touching... and I learnt something today... many thanks for sharing this thoughts...

Oz theTerrier said...

I have always loved Erma Bombeck. Fine words of wisdom!

Karen said...

I loved Erma Bombeck! She spoke daily life truths!

Robin Whiskers said...

Amazing words of wisdom!

Murphy Campbell said...

Our mom loved Erma!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Kinley Westie said...

Erma was one funny woman!

BeadedTail said...

She was very wise! We're trying to do more of these things and we have several years before 55 yet!

Ruby said...

OMD, Ma remembers her! Gma used to read her everyday, and read it to everyone at the dinner table! She is missed. nows...Carpe Diem!
Ruby ♥