Thursday, February 09, 2006

LIFE and VALUE OF TIME

“If I had my life to live over again, I would try to make more mistakes next time… I’d try not to be so damned perfect; I’d relax more, I’d limber up. I’d be sillier than I’ve been on this trip; In fact, I know of very few things I’d take quite so seriously; I’d be crazier…and I’d certainly be less hygenic; I’d take more chances…I’d take more trips… I’d climb more mountains…I’d swim more rivers… And I’d watch more sunsets, I’d burn more gasoline, I’d eat more ice-cream – and fewer beans; I’d have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones. You see, I was one of those people who lived prophylactically and sensibly, hour- after- hour, and day-after-day. Oh, that doesn’t mean I didn’t have my moments, But if I had it all to do over, I’d have more of those moments, In fact, I’d try to have nothing but wonderful moments, side-by-side. I was one of those people who never went anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat and a parachute; If I had it to do all over again, I’d travel lighter next time. If I had my life to live over again, I’d start barefoot earlier in the spring and I’d stay that way later in the fall; I’d play hookey a lot more; I’d ride more merry-go-rounds, I’d pick more flowers; I’d hug more children, I’d tell more people that I loved them, If I had my life to live over again; But, you see, I don’t”. Author unknown. THE VALUE OF TIME. To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who has failed his classes. To realize the value of ONE MONTH ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of ONE WEEK. ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a person who labors in the fields. To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet for the first time. To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed a train or a bus. To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident. To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won the silver medal in the Olympics. Treasure every moment that you have! Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the PRESENT !! Author unknown.

7 comments:

Karen said...

I need to live more like that poem too, thanks for the reminder. :-) Great post!!

Have a wonderful day, and here's to a good life!

JunieRose2005 said...

"Treasure every moment that you have!
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today
is a gift. That’s why it’s called the PRESENT !!"

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:) I like that the best of all!!

June

mreddie said...

Yes, there is much to be said about really living in the moment and not allowing the past or future to freeze us into inactivity. Good thoughts. ec

bubba said...

Well shucks. Why wait to do anything? You never did what? Go ahead and enjoy. do something today that will give you pleasure. One small thing will move mountians. We all have limits but within those limits we can do more.

kenju said...

My neighbor gave me a plaque with that last motto on it.

Peter said...

I like those Merle, but I don't think I've lived like the first one, especialy the make more mistakes, I reckon I covered that pretty well this trip.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle - This is very moving. And shows that TIME is not always on our side! ~ jb///