Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because
haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't
was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.
I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic
up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back.
then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
How many women out there will eat at home because their husband
suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed?
the word "refrigeration" mean nothing to you?
How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence
watched 'Jeopardy' on television?
I cannot count the times I called my sister and said , "How
about going to
lunch in a half hour?" She would gas up and stammer, "I
can't. I have
clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday,
had a late breakfast, It looks like rain" And my personal
Monday." She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch
Because Americans cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule
headaches.. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves
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
second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.
Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter,
the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we
all we have to show for our lives is a litany of "I'm going
to," "I plan
on," and "Someday, when things are settled down a bit."
When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to
and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her
enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes,
you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades
and skip an
elevator for a bungee cord.
My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream.
just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with
and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the
bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way
would have died happy.
Now...go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to...not
on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only
phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you
;And why are you waiting?
Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened
rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic
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
running through your head? Ever told your child, "We'll do
And in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good
friendship die? Just call to say "Hi"?
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
music before the song is over.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we
might as well dance!"