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Friday, February 18, 2011

Something Special

My Friday Fun Blog has been set aside due to the One World, One Heart Event I was participating in. It will be back in place next Friday so make sure you stop by.

I didn't have time this week to prepare my posts for you,  so I thought I would share a email that I received from a friend this week.. I do follow some of these rules to live or should I say love by... my house used to be spotless, and now things are not alway in total order.. But I would rather spend time  working on my charity quilts or with the kids and grand kids  when they stop in for a visit.  I can live with a little dust now & then and if the dishes don't get done right away who is going to care, I have to many other important things to do. So many of my friends, my family and my blog friends are going through some terrible times and I hope they get a chance to read the words of Erma Bombeck

(written after she found out she was dying of 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 never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been done.

I would have sat on the lawn and not worried about 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!!!

Have a great weekend, congratulations to all my recent winners on both my blogs, and think of me next week as I will be having the surgery on my foot...

I almost forgot to update on Jen and her lap dog... We stopped by yesterday and OMG  her little puppy is huge, and she still has a lot of growing to do. I wish I would have had my camera handy to show you her progress... Jen said she was in denial when I told her that her little puppy was going to be a BIG dog, guess she will believe me the next time....

  Nana Bonnie

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