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Old August 18th, 2004, 06:47 PM
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>--------------------------
> >Let's Wear Purple Hats!
> >
> >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. Pass
this
> >on to five women that you want watched over. If you don't know five
women
> >to pass this on to, one will do just fine.
> >
> >
> >
> >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
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. 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 all have a blessed day.
> >
> >
> >Beautiful Women's Month
> >
> >Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
> >
> >Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
> >
> >Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go
to
> >school looking like this!)
> >
> >Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too
short/too
> >tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she's going out anyway.
> >
> >Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too
short/too
> >tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she doesn't have time to
fix
> >it, so she's going out anyway.
> >
> > Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.
> >
> >Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she
wants
to
> >go.
> >
> >Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people
who
> >can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and
conquers
the
> >world.
> >
> >Age 70: She looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter and ability,
goes
out
> >and enjoys life.
> >
> >Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes
out to
> >have fun with the world.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: I hope you enjoy this.

Ys, I did enjoy it. At age 66, I cannot say that I went out and conquered the world. But I am grateful for what I have, even thpugh I am frustrated that it isn't more.

J.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: I hope you enjoy this.

I've read this one many times, but it's always good to read it again. And I don't intend to wait till I'm 80 to wear a purple hat. Purple is my passion in life, and I wear it every day!

donna

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Old August 19th, 2004, 04:12 PM
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Default Re: I hope you enjoy this.

That is so true. Someday when I grow up that is what I want to do, wear the "red hat" in everything I do each day all day long. I am just a red hat in practice.
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