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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/14/2009 at 06:18
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 TAKE HOLD OF EVERY MOMENT
     
A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:
 
"This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package."
He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.
 
"She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on. Was saving it for a special occasion.
Well, I guess this is it. He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothings he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died. He turned to me and said:

"Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion".
I still think those words changed my life.
Now I read more and clean less.
I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.
I spend more time with my family, and less at work.
I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through. I no longer keep anything. I use crystal glasses every day. I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if i feel like it.
I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to. The words "Someday..." and "One Day..." are fading away from my dictionary. If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now. I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell. I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels. I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favourite food. It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.
I would regret it, because I would no longer see the friends I would meet, letters... letters that i wanted to write "One of this days".
I would regret and feel sad, because I didn't say to my brothers and sons, not times enough at least, how much I love them.
Now, I try not to delay, postpone or keep anything that could bring laughter and joy into our lives.
And, on each morning, I say to myself that this could be a special day.
Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.
If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about.
If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it "One of these days", remember that "One day" is far away... or might never come...
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My grandfather is getting on up in years, and is wanting to start a savings account jointly with my name on it, just in case something happens to him, because my grandmother is no longer able to handle stuff like this. He wants it set up where that if anything were to happen to him, i could access the account.
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Very true indeed. Ya never know.  Excellent
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Things come into your life that should wake you up to what there is around you. Make sure that you do wake up.
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I didn't have too many regrets after my dad passed. His leaving was very unexpected, but he and I were best friends and had no problem tellin one another "I love ya"! But I do wish I had taken him to some country music concerts. I took my family to a Clint Black concert a short time after he was gone and it occurred to me that he would have really enjoyed that kind of show. I mention this for those of you who are still blessed by your dad being around. If it is something you would enjoy, there's a good chance he would too. Especially if doing it with you. He and I worked and hunted and fished together, but I realized to late that there was so much more that we could have done.
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