Celebrating Women for the Real World

Purple Hats

To all of our blogging buddies- In honor of women’s history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer, here is an “angel” sent to watch over you. Share this with women that you want watched over.

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 yous” 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. Let’s think about what God HAS blessed us with, and what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally. I hope you have a blessed day.


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  1. * Suz says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. Reading that really makes me think about whats really important in life!

    Hugs Suz

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago
  2. * MommyMe says:

    All of that is so true! Thanks for sharing

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago
  3. * Carrie says:

    What great lessons! I wish I had read number one before coming to work this morning. 🙂

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago
  4. * Cat says:

    SO SO True! Thanks for shareing!

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago
  5. * Kami says:

    I love that.

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago
  6. * Mama C says:

    You know I love this stuff. I have already realized that our time here is short and you can’t take it with you and that babies don’t keep. Good to see the word is getting spread around.

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago
  7. * Lucky Lum says:

    AMEN sistah!!!

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago

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