Friday, 28 November 2008

Purple Hat

Passing the Purple Hat to You
In honour 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.
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 earthwould 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 itmelted 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

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his

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 morewhile 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. STOPS

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.

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