Monday, June 22, 2009

~ Erma Bombeck ~

Remember Erma Bombeck?....she was one of the funniest writers ever!....I have been feeling down lately so I've been re-reading some affirmations that I have saved, trying to lift my spirits, and wanted to share this one:

If I had my life to live over
by Erma Bombeck

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and 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 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 burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television - and more while watching life.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

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 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 yous".. more "I'm sorrys"... 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.

~ In memory of Erma Bombeck ~

8 comments:

Farm Field Primitives said...

Wow, that really makes you think!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful thoughts. Have a great day.
~Melissa~

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How true!!! Hope you are feeling better...we all get that way once in a while:)
Rondell

Colleen said...

I loved Erma! Very wise lady :)

Thanks for sharing...we all could use a little encouragement and food for thought like this :)

basketsnprims said...

Janet ~
I always loved Erma's books & reread them a couple of times, also her newspaper column. Thanks for the reminders & sure hope your spirits lift, my friend.
big hugs ~
Pam

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Erma Bombeck is always a good read. I wish she was still with us.

I hope they helped and don't forget we are here too if you need a hug or some positive words!

hugs, Linda

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Great post! By the way, you're in the drawing, but the biggest news is ASHLEY IS ON HER WAY TO THE HOSPITAL - HER WATER BROKE!!! Won't be long now. Dawn

cynthialeedesigns said...

Janet,
Great post!! Thanks for sharing it and I hope you are feeling better.
hugs,
Cindy

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments about our little girlies. I really like Erma too and it was fun to read everything in your post! Dawn