Sunday, 4 May 2008

Chain Email's

I never pass on chain emails, I tell my friends not to send them. I received one today from a friend in Australia, the email asked to pass it on to women. As I said I don't pass them on, but I read it and thought I'd stick it up unto the blog. I don't know if the name on it is true but the poem is really food for thought!

(In honor of Beautiful Women's Month and in memory of Belinda Emmett who lost her fight with cancer)
'If I had my life over'
By Belinda Emmett
(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 a day...
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted into 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 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...

2 comments:

wee dolly bird said...

..touching...my cousins wife died a few weeks ago of cancer..Hmm... do you believe in the power of prayer grumpyhead? I do,& there's nothing quite like it!x:+}

grumpyhead said...

Who was it said there are only two things in life guaranteed.
"Tax and Death"

Yes, I have to say, I'm a firm believer in the power of prayer