Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.
I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
I cannot count the times I called my friend and said, 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?' A various stammered responses, such as, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain.' And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few years ago... We never did have lunch together.
So many of us cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!
We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained... We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet... We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college. We love excuses!
Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and also 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.'
When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, they are open to adventure and available for trips. They keep an open mind on new ideas. Their enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Roller blades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord...
Not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. Go on spoil yourself, you deserve it... If the car hits an iceberg on the way home, You will have died happy, a few millimetres on the stomach is nothing it gives a loved one more to cuddle.
Now... go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to... not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? Why are you waiting?
Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask ' How are you?' Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?
When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift... Thrown away... Life is not a race... Take it slower.Hear the music before the song is over.
Every Day is National Friendship Day.. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends.
Life may not be the party we hoped for... But while we are here we might as
well dance and enjoy ourselves! A frown is a smile tht is upside down!
Amintiri din Sibiul lui Mihai
7 years ago