Profound Thoughts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jaws, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Jaws

    Jaws

    Mar 27, 2007
    Columbia, MD
    IF you read slowly enough, you'll find YOURSELF in this message.....I did.

    READ THIS VERY SLOWLY... IT'S PRETTY PROFOUND.

    Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they
    haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it
    was
    coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

    I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic who passed
    up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then
    on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.

    How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't
    suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does
    the word "refrigeration" mean nothing to you?

    How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you
    watched 'Jeopardy' on television?

    I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, "How about going to
    lunch in a half hour?" She would gas up and stammer, "I can't. I have
    clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had

    a
    late breakfast, It looks like rain." And my personal favorite: "It's
    Monday."
    She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.

    Because Americans 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 back and visit the grandparents when we get the kid toilet-trained.

    We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet.

    We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

    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
    "Someday, 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 with her for five minutes, and
    you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Roller blades and skip an
    elevator for a bungee cord.

    My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's
    just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and
    eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and
    bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home,
    I would have died happy.

    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?

    (Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I sent this to
    you.)

    Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the
    rain lapping on the ground?

    Ever followed a butterfly's erratic 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? Just call 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.
     
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