What Matters

UntitledDoing more of what matters to you leads to a more fun and fulfilling life.  Find what it is, and do more of it.  Don’t let life pass you by.  Slow down and enjoy it.

Not sure the source of this, but it really resonates with me…Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

“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 Canadians 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 Steve  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 Rollerblades 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. ”

‘Life may not be the party we hoped for…  but while  we are here we might as well dance!’

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One Response to “What Matters”

  1. Great Post!

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