I'd rather have a moment of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special....
A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package. "This, he said isn't any ordinary package." He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.
Not so long ago another friend of mine sent me an email. Yes, one of those that you forward to hundreds of people, then you ask them to forward to their friends. Truth is I did not forward to anyone, yet at the same time it left a very deep impression with me. I have looked at it and re read it several times and thought it was beautiful enough to share with you.
All I can say to you is that life is truly very short. One takes so much for granted and we forget what sometimes is really important and what really matters. A long time ago I would say that this could have been me....many days it is still me, but in my life I have had some very heartbreaking moments which have thought me to really appreciate life, people in my life and everything I have.
I have learnt that we must enjoy ourselves for it's later than we think. Also I have learnt that one should not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. What I am tying to say is that live for now for you never know what tomorrow holds. With that in mind this is the email that was forwarded to me:
'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , she was saving it for a special occasion. Well, I guess this is it.
He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.
He turned to me and said, "Never save something for a special occasion.
Everyday in your life is a special occasion." I still think those words changed my life.
Now I read more and clean less.
I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.
I spend more time with my family, and less at work.
I understood that life should be an experience to be lived up to, not survived through..I use crystal glasses every day....
I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it..I don't save my special cologne for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.
The words 'Someday....' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.If it's worth seeing, listening to,or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now....
I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.
I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.
I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food.It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..
Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.
Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one..
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years....Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead....
until next time....