This article was sent to me through email and I can't help but share it here coz I find it very inspiring, and in a way most of us could relate to this. I myself did. Before, I'm also a type of person who loved to delay doing things. I always have that thing in mind that there is always tomorrow, so why would I rush doing things. But now, I've come into a realization that there are things in life which cannot be postponed especially when this thing concerns your happiness.
There are also situations in life where we are caught with the difficulty choosing between what is right and what will make us happy. Life is in itself a very complicated thing, a thing that requires much attention and thorough thinking. For normal people like us, we have the luxury of time to delay things and prioritize on what we think are most important considerations. But what are really the things that are important and really matter to us? How about those people who are very sick and the days are numbered?
The author of the following article, Erma Bombeck showed how those simple things can put meaning into our lives. At least, while it's not yet too late...
Here it goes:
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 a day...
I would have burned the pink candle sculptured like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more...
I would have invited friend over for 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 fire place.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grand father ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more responsibility carried about 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 sat in the lawn with my grass stains.
I would cried and laugh 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 9 months of pregnancy, I'd cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance 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 be more "i love you's and I'm sorry's"
But mostly, given another shot of 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 those who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what. Instead we shall cherish the relationships with those who love us....
Have a Great Day!!!