Friday, April 8, 2011

Pink Saturday April 9




Passing the Purple Hat to You (notice the pink scarf attached?)

IN honour of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.

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 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 sorrys.

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.



Thank you to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for supplying the place for all the pink ladies in blogland to meet.



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9 comments:

  1. I adored Erma Bombeck and really miss her. Thanks so much for this post in her honor.

    Happy Pink Saturday to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  2. I always enjoyed Erma Bombeck and her writings. Glad you shared some of her thoughts with us.

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  3. I have posted Erma Bombeck each year, she was an inspiration to us all, such a grand sense of humor & the messages she shared were priceless.

    Happy April PS ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

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  4. Hi Gracie Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share. I so adore this post. So many truths you have posted today.

    Yes, I so love this truth. Focus on the ones who love us, inspire us and know our worth. Yep, I sure do.

    I have always loved reading Erma's writes. Such an inspiration to all of us.

    Thank you for this share Gracie sweetie. I hope you are well sweet friend. You are SO loved. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  5. Hi Gracie,
    MOTHER'S DAY is coming soon and I noticed you have names for your jewellery. Will you do up a special one of a kind with a mother's name???

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  6. Thank you for this beautiful post and it's such a reminder to appreciate what we have! xox

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  7. Hello Anonymous

    Of course I can do a one of a kind. Just let me know what you would like.

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  8. I do do love this post...As a BC survivor and advocate, it means a lot...where did you get the purple hat picture...may I use it sometime? I am a new follower. Pinkim from TrulySimplyPink

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing! I always loved Erma Bombeck.

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