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03/11/17 Weekend Grif.Net – If I Had My Life to Live Over

03/11/17 Weekend Grif.Net – If I Had My Life to Live Over

[Loved Erma =
Bombeck, and still miss her wit and wisdom]

 

If I had my life to =
live over . . .

 

**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 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.

 

**I would never =
have said when my kids kissed me impetuously, "Later. Now, go get =
washed up for dinner."

 

**There would have =
been more "I love you’s" . . . more "I’m sorry’s" . =
. . 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.

 

**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.

 

Stop sweating the =
small stuff. Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or =
who’s doing what. Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with =
those who DO love us. Let’s think about what God HAS blessed us =
with.

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"