Monday, April 20, 2009

Passing The Purple Hat To You

Passing the Purple Hat to You........
In honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who
lost her fight with cancer. Pass this on to five women that you want
watched over. If you don't know five women to pass this on to, one
will do just fine.


IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck?
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).?

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the
earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it
melted in storage..

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was
stained, or 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 youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have 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 grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and
more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished
every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was
the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later.
Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love
you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every
minute.look at it and really see it....... live it and never give it
back.
STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us!

If you don't mind, send this on to all the women you are grateful to
have as friends. Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier.
Please send this to five phenomenal women today in celebration of
Beautiful Women's Month.. If you do, something good will happen--you
will boost another woman.

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