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Words to live by

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A husband opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I guess this is it.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.

Every day in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about

I spend more time with
my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I no longer keep anything.

I use crystal glasses every day...

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special
perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

T he words 'Someday....' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my
If it's worth seeing,
listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do
it now....

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell..

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she
would go out for Chinese, her favourite

It's these small things
that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..

Each day, each hour,
each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one..

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Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Very true
    No promise of tomorrow
    We Only have today

    3672 days ago
    So true..great blog..Sentiments to follow..Keep on doing well!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3672 days ago
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    I've seen this story several times & it always makes me sad. I am trying to live by the last line-live for today for tomorrow is promised to no one. I have to work really hard to do it though.
    3672 days ago
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