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        IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER
        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 shared more of the responsibility carried by my  husband.

         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 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 yous" more "I'm sorrys"
...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.

            --In memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.

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      Here is an angel sent to watch over you...
          Pass this on to the people you want watched over.....
 
 
 

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Don't live your life on past regrets
we can't undo the past
but we can change the future!!
So make the best of each day
no matter how it is given
treat those around you
with love and kindness
and all you give will be returned
in bountiful compassion!

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