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ScrewballMuppet Thu 02-Jun-05 13:44:25

I have just had this emailed to me and it reminded me of the mayonaise jar and pebble email I got. I wanted to share it with you

Purple Hats!

In honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Here is an angel sent to watch over you. Pass this on to five women that you want watched over. If you don't know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine.




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. 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.

Beautiful Women's Month

Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.

Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.

Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school looking like this!)

Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she's going out anyway.

Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway.

Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.

Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.

Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.

Age 70: She looks at herself &sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.

Age 80: Doesn't bother to look Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.


Send this on to all the women you are grateful to have as friends. Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier. Please send this to five phenomenal women today in celebration of Beautiful Women's Month. If you do, something good will happen: you will boost another woman's self esteem.

ScrewballMuppet Thu 02-Jun-05 14:01:31

bump

almostanangel Thu 02-Jun-05 14:04:14

mayo pebble??

ScrewballMuppet Thu 02-Jun-05 14:10:37

Almostanangel am not sure how to link to a thread so just copied and pasted. Its called


Mayonaise Jar and Two Cups Of Coffee

>When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours
in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar..and the 2 cups of coffee...


A professor stood before his philosophy class with some items in front of
him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large, empty
mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
>
>The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
>He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the space between the golf
>balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
>
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
>
>The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
>
>"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to
>recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family, your children, your health, your
friends and your favourite passions - things that if everything else was lost and
only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other
>things that matter, like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is
>everything else; the small stuff.
>
>"If you put the sand into the jar first there is no room for the pebbles or
>the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the important
>things.
>
>"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your
spouse/date out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the
house and fix the disposal.
>
>"Take care of the golf balls first - the things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
>
>One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee
>represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes
to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room
for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
>
>Please share this with someone you care about. I JUST DID.

almostanangel Thu 02-Jun-05 14:26:20

wow! thank you.

Tommy Fri 03-Jun-05 17:35:26

that's great screwball

bonym Fri 03-Jun-05 17:51:14

Screwball - that brought tears to my eyes (If I Had My Life to Love Over) - thank you

loujay Fri 03-Jun-05 18:25:22

Hi, I just lost my Mum to cancer a fortnight ago and I have to say that it has made me cherish everything and everyone in my life.
I dont mean to be sentimental ladies but you never know when its going to be your time!!
Live life for NOW
Lou xx

almostanangel Fri 03-Jun-05 21:45:39

[[hugs]]lou pardon me but "damn right" lost dad a year on fathers day. but have mum dh and 3 healthy children

ScrewballMuppet Sat 04-Jun-05 19:07:08

[[big hugs]] Sorry to hear of your loss loujay.

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