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IF I HAD TO LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN
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
I would have never 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 children and not worry about the grass
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
Instead of wishing away 9 months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment
and realized the wonderment growing inside of me was the only chance in life
to assist God in a miracle.
There would have been more "I Love Yous"...More 'I'm sorrys"...but mostly;
given another shot at life, I would have seized every minute....Look at
it..Live it...and never give it back.
In memory of Erma Bombeck, who lost her fight with cancer.
A Guardian Angel