Friday, October 19, 2007

Too often we underestimate...

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.
I know i have posted it already but just felt like doing this again, making us all and myself again realize how often we underestimate the power of kind words, of being together with people we love, the power of true feelings... We fail to express our love, we forget to make people we love feel they are special to us, we waste time on senseless things and don't find time for really important ones.
Only when we realize how short a life can be we start to appreciate the common moments of it. The power of common words. The ones we never repeat because our loved ones are supposed to know how much they mean to us... And only later we realize how much we missed by not telling them how wonderful and special and amazing they are ... because we can never know which time is the last one... Keep telling each other good things, make each other smile, show your dear ones how much special they are because tomorrow it might be already late. Like one wise little girl said once: Keep saying to people that you love them, they tend to forget this...

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Sameera Saturday, October 20, 2007  

So true dear.So glad to see you back.Love ya :)

just a nice girl Monday, October 22, 2007  

I still cant be as regular with blogging as you are :(
Work keeps me busy :( tooooooooo busy!!

Sameera Tuesday, October 23, 2007  

Come on dear,you know I am still looking for work.Then even I might not be able to blog like now :(

Anonymous,  Tuesday, October 23, 2007  

Great blog. Adding u :)

just a nice girl Tuesday, October 23, 2007  

I know, Sami dear, but i am sure you will manage fine even after that :)

just a nice girl Tuesday, October 23, 2007  

@ a:
thank you :)
Added you too :)

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) Tuesday, October 23, 2007  

indeed we realize the worth of what we have once we are about to lose it.
I try to cherish life as much as i can :)

just a nice girl Wednesday, October 24, 2007  

@ raaji:
it is important to realize before we lose it :)
We all should try it and then it will be less disappointments in this life :)

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