Sunday, November 30, 2008

A friend emailed this to me, and I thought I would share 
it with anyone who wants to take the time to read it.

Too many people put off something that brings them joy 
just because they haven't thought about it, don't have 
it on their schedule, didn't know it was  coming or are 
too rigid to depart from their routine.
I got to thinking one day about all those women on the 
Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful 
night in an effort to'cut back the calories'. 
From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible!

How many women out there will eat at home because their 
husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after 
something had been thawed? Does the word'refrigeration' 
mean nothing to you?    

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in 
silence while you watched 'Who wants to be a millionaire' 
on television?   

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, 
'How about going to  lunch in a half hour?' She would 
gas up and stammer, 'I  can't. I have clothes  on the 
line. My hair is dirty.  I wish I had known yesterday, 
I had a late   breakfast, It looks like rain.' 
And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She  died a 
few years ago.  We never did have lunch together.     

Because we cram so much into our lives, we tend to even 
schedule our  headaches. We live on a  sparse diet of 
promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions 
are perfect!   We'll go back and visit the grandparents 
when we get Steve toilet-trained.  We'll entertain when 
we replace the living-room carpet. We'll go on a second  
honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.     

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. 
The days get shorter, and  the list of  promises to 
ourselves gets longer.. One morning, we  awaken, and  
all we have to show for our lives is a  litany of 
'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,'  and 'Someday, when things 
are settled down a bit.'    When  anyone calls my 
'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure  
and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new 
ideas. Her enthusiasm  for life  is contagious. You 
talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready  
to trade your bad feet for a pair of roller blades 
and skip an elevator for a  bungee cord.    

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. 
I love ice cream. It's just  that  I might as well 
apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and  
eliminate the digestive process The other day, I 
stopped the car and bought a   triple-decker. If my 
car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have 
died  happy.  

Now go on and have a nice day. Do something you 
WANT to...not something on your SHOULD DO list. 
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone 
call  you could make, who would you call and what 
would you say? And why are you waiting?  
Have you ever watched  kids playing on a merry go 
round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? 
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed 
at the sun into  the fading night? Do you run 
through each day on the fly? When you ask 'How are you?' 
do you hear the  reply?    When the day is done, do you  
lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running 
through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do  
it tomorrow.' And  in your haste, not see his sorrow?  
Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die?  
Just call to say 'Hi? 
When you worry and hurry through your day, 
it is like an unopened gift...Thrown away...
Life is not a race. Take it slower. 
Hear the music before the song is over.  
"Life may not be the party we hoped for... 
but while we are here, we  might  as well dance!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Neglecting Blogs...

Life is crazy... If you don't stop to enjoy it every once in a while, it will pass you by...

To anyone who is still reading this blog, sorry I have seamed to neglect this poor little blog!!! I am trying to finish up a football video and then maybe I'll get back to posting... (Maybe) or who knows I might let it go another month... Just so you all know my intentions are good...

It's the thought that counts.... and believe me I have a lot of thoughts!!!