Too many people put off something that brings them happiness just because
don’t have it on their schedule,
didn’t know it was coming
or are too rigid to depart from their routine.
How about all those women who have beautiful silk lingerie in their drawer and are “saving it”?
How many women will eat at home because their husband didn’t suggest going out to dinner?
Why don’t they suggest it to their husband?
How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched “Eastenders” on television?
Why did you do that?
How do you think that made your kids feel?
Can you count the times you’ve called someone and said, “How about going to lunch in half an hour?”
Would they say
- I can’t. I have a cake in the oven.
- I’ve got the ironing to do.
- I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast.
- It looks like rain and I don’t want my hair to frizz.
- It’s Monday.
Because humans 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 and visit the grandparents when the kids behave better.
We’ll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet.
We’ll go on a second honeymoon when we’ve helped the kids through uni.
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
- “One day, 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 to her for five minutes and you’re ready to forget about early bird at the local “Harvester” and grab the champagne offer at the new restaurant in Soho or skip an elevator for a climb over the 02!
Now… go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to... not something on your SHOULD DO list. if you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
I hope you like this poem I recently read……..
Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground?
Every followed a butterfly’s eratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask “How are you?”
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed
with the next hundred chores running through your head?
Ever told your child “We’ll do it tomorrow.”
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Maybe you should call,
Just to say “Hi”?
When you worry and hurry through your day,
it is like an unopened gift… Thrown away…
Life is not a race. Take it slower.
Hear the music before the song is over.