I have a friend who lives by a
"SEIZE THE MOMENT".
Just possibly, she may be the wisest
woman on this planet.
Too many people put off something that
brings them joy just because they
haven't thought about it,
don't have it on their schedule,
didn't know it was coming
or are too rigid to depart from their routine.
I got to thinking one day about all
those women on the Titanic who
passed up dessert at dinner that
fateful night in an effort to cut back.
From then on, I've tried
to be a little more flexible.
How many women out there will eat at
home because their husband didn't
suggest going out to dinner until
after something had been thawed?
Does the word "refrigeration" mean
anything to you?
How often have your kids dropped in
to talk and sat in silence until you
finished watching your television program?
I cannot count the times I've called
friends and family and said,
"Hey, How about going to lunch in
a half hour?"
They would gasp and stammer, "I can't."
"I have clothes on the line."
"My hair is dirty."
"I wish I had known yesterday."
"I had a late breakfast".
"It looks like rain".
And my personal favorite:
"Can't I got too much to do".
Some of these people have since died
And I never did get to have lunch with them.
It's because people the world over
cram so much into their lives,
we tend to schedule our own headaches.
We live on a sparse diet of promises
we make to ourselves, when all the
conditions are perfect.
We'll go back and visit the grandparents
when we get Stevie toilet-trained.
We'll entertain when we replace the
We'll go on a holiday/second honeymoon
when we get two more kids out of college.
Life has a way of accelerating,
as we get older.
The days get shorter, and the list of
promises to ourselves gets longer.
One morning, we'll awaken, and all
we'll have to show for our lives is a
"I'm going to,"
"I plan on"
and "Someday, when things are settled down a bit."
and "One of these days"
One of these days.
When anyone calls my 'Seize The Moment'
friend, she is open to adventure and
available for trips. She keeps an open mind
on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is
contagious. You talk with her for 5 minutes,
and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a
pair of Roller blades and
skip an elevator for a bungee cord.
My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years.
I love ice cream.
It's just that I might as well apply it
directly to my hips with a spatula and
eliminate the digestive process.
The other day, I stopped the car and
bought a triple-decker.
If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home,
I would have died happy.
Now...go on and have a nice day.
Do something you WANT to ...
Not something on your SHOULD DO list.
~ Author Unknown ~