If I Had My Life Over
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Something we should all live our lives by.
In memory of all the amazing women who have lost their battle with cancer like my mum!
by Erma Bombeck
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 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 realising 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" ... more "I'm sorry"... 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 would tell all my friends that I need and love and that my life would be empty without them!
In honour of breast cancer awareness month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.
Here is an angel to watch over you...
Please send this link to five friends that you want watched over. If you don't know five women one will be just fine.