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Lesson Plans

If I had to live my life over again

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Sat, 6 Feb 1999 15:26:47 EST

To all my friends in Art Cyberspace:

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
watching life.

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