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Archive for October 27th, 2010

found this report on the net tonight….. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11563513  it is absolutely frightening.  and yet folks still waste fuel (like leaving their cars running while they clean the windows or go shopping et etc), or run water into the kitchen sink while cleaning the counters, or burn all the lights in the house, or have the heating turned up all day, or, or, or….you know what I mean. I would like my grandchildren and their children to have a world to live in!

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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. 

Think about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back.  Try 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 nothing to you? 
How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched ‘ Jeopardy ‘ on television? 

How many times have you called a friend or family member and said , ‘How about going to lunch in a half hour?’
And they gas up 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 when they’re gone and you never did have lunch together, how are you going to feel then? 

Because people cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our 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 the kid toilet-trained.  We’ll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet.  We’ll go on a 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 awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of ‘I’m going to,’ ‘I plan on,’ and ‘Someday, when things are settled down a bit.’ 

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 five minutes, and you’re ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord. 

If your lips have not touched ice cream in years, and you love ice cream, have it.  Even if you think you may as well apply it directly to your stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process.  Stop and buy a triple-decker ice cream if you want.  If your car had hit an iceberg on the way home, you would have died happy. 

Now…………..go on and have a nice day.
Do something you WANT to…………not something on your SHOULD DO list.

thanks to my sister for her endless supply of inspirational emails.

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