Do it now!

This was sent to me today, I have no idea who wrote it but I really liked the sentiments:

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 the calories’.
From then on, I’ve tried to be a little more flexible!!

How many women out there will eat at home because
their husband didn’t suggest going out to dinner until
after something had been thawed?
Does the word ‘refrigeration’ mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat
in silence while you watched ‘Who wants to be a
millionaire’ 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, I had a late breakfast,
It looks like rain.’ And my personal favourite:
‘It’s Monday.’ She died a few years ago.
We never did have lunch together.

Because we cram so much into our lives,
we tend to even 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.

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 ‘Someday, when things are
settled down a bit.’

When anyone calls my ‘seize the moment’ friend,
she is open to adventure 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, and 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.
It’s just that I might as well apply it directly to my
stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive
process
The other day, I stopped the car and bought a
triple-decker.
If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home,
I would have died happy.
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?
And 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?
Ever told your child, ‘We’ll do it tomorrow.’
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 the 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!’

 

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