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    Will you dance with me?

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    UnknownChef86
    Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:54 pm
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    A friend sent this to me via email...thought I'd pass it on...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    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 women 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 gasp 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 we 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 baby 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?

    Have you ever watched kids play on a merry go round.
    Listened to the rain patter on the ground?
    Ever follow a butterfly's erratic flight?
    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?
    Why not call just to say 'Hi?
    When you worry and hurry through your day,
    it's like an unopened gift thrown away.
    Life's 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!'
    Verelucky
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:00 am
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    Thanks for the wake up call... I will dance with you forever... icon_biggrin.gif Life is short huh?!
    Lightly Toasted
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:39 am
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    Let's dance!
    Mirj
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:27 am
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    Thanks for posting this! I just cut and paste it into an email to a friend who is always putting off us getting together.

    As for that dance, anytime!
    UnknownChef86
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:48 am
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    icon_biggrin.gif

    You guys rock! icon_wink.gif
    4-H Mom
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:29 am
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    Thanks for posting this. It's a wake up call. Thanks, have a good day. icon_biggrin.gif
    heather in Ont,
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:43 am
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    Great message UC86. I am guilty of some of the things you mentioned...but no more. Instead of smelling the coffee I can hear the music, so let's go dance. I'll let you lead since it was your message.
    Gabby LSW
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:44 am
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    Thank you for sharing this. Especially during Christmas when everything is hustle and bustle.

    I always turn off the TV when the kids show up. I remember going to visit my mother one day (who lived 2 hours away) and she had the TV on the entire time we were there. It hurt so bad. I don't want my kids to ever feel that way.

    Gabby
    conniecooks
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:41 pm
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    You are so right! Lifew is way too short to put off living for this and that. Jump in and enjoy today is all we have!
    ~Bekah~
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:47 pm
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    This is lovely. icon_smile.gif
    K9 Owned
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:03 pm
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    Waltz, Tango or Hip Hop I'm all yours icon_smile.gif

    I learned this many years ago from my favorite person on the planet. My mum was washing the kitchen floor when my dad asked if she wanted to go for a drive (these were the days of recreational driving - Sunday comes to mind). My mother dumped the water, wrung out the string mop, put lipstick on and waltzed out of the door.

    I asked why she just didn't finish the floor first and she said "There will always be floors to wash but the people you love may not always be there." She is my hero and I try to follow her example.
    Hipfan
    Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:10 pm
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    K9 Owned wrote:
    Waltz, Tango or Hip Hop I'm all yours icon_smile.gif

    I learned this many years ago from my favorite person on the planet. My mum was washing the kitchen floor when my dad asked if she wanted to go for a drive (these were the days of recreational driving - Sunday comes to mind). My mother dumped the water, wrung out the string mop, put lipstick on and waltzed out of the door.

    I asked why she just didn't finish the floor first and she said "There will always be floors to wash but the people you love may not always be there." She is my hero and I try to follow her example.


    Thank you, UC, for posting that message. icon_smile.gif

    And to K9: your story gave me goosebumps! What a wonderful lady to have taught you such a valuable life lesson. Thanks for sharing!!! icon_biggrin.gif (((hugs)))
    UnknownChef86
    Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:20 pm
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    K9 Owned wrote:
    I learned this many years ago from my favorite person on the planet. My mum was washing the kitchen floor when my dad asked if she wanted to go for a drive (these were the days of recreational driving - Sunday comes to mind). My mother dumped the water, wrung out the string mop, put lipstick on and waltzed out of the door.

    I asked why she just didn't finish the floor first and she said "There will always be floors to wash but the people you love may not always be there." She is my hero and I try to follow her example.

    The day before I posted this, I had an in-the-face example dropped in my lap.

    UGD#1 had spent the night. I was on Zaar, surfing, while she was playing in her room. I was in the middle of something when she came into our bedroom (where my desk is) with some toys. She climbed up on the bed, behind me, and said, "Gramma...play with me." I told her I'd be right there, trying to finish what I was in the middle of. I feel a taptaptap on my shoulder..."Gramma...come a'play with me!"

    There was part of me that wanted to grump at her and tell her to be patient...I'd be done in just a second. But then I thought, "What am I putting her off for? Zaar? People I'll never likely meet face to face?" Don't get me wrong...I'm pretty fond of all you guys...it's one of the biggest reasons why I hang out here. But between Zaar and my granddaughter? No comparison.

    What also went through my mind was that I would give anything in the world to have my other granddaughter be able to interrupt me. Cry. Wake me up. Anything.

    I turned off the computer and turned around and played with UGD#1. It was with plastic toys and a magic wand, but we "danced". icon_smile.gif

    The night before UGD#2 passed away, we had kept UGD#1 overnight. My son in law asked if we wanted to keep UGD#2, also. I said, "No...I have to work tomorrow morning and if she wakes up in the middle of the night, I'm going to be exhausted...not tonight."

    I know it's not my fault that she passed away. I know it. But I'd give anything in the world to have that moment back.

    K9...your mom is a wise lady.
    Lightly Toasted
    Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:44 pm
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    UnknownChef86 wrote:


    The night before UGD#2 passed away, we had kept UGD#1 overnight. My son in law asked if we wanted to keep UGD#2, also. I said, "No...I have to work tomorrow morning and if she wakes up in the middle of the night, I'm going to be exhausted...not tonight."

    I know it's not my fault that she passed away. I know it. But I'd give anything in the world to have that moment back.


    oh, UC! icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif I'm so sorry.
    UnknownChef86
    Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:08 pm
    Forum Host
    Lightly Toasted wrote:
    UnknownChef86 wrote:
    The night before UGD#2 passed away, we had kept UGD#1 overnight. My son in law asked if we wanted to keep UGD#2, also. I said, "No...I have to work tomorrow morning and if she wakes up in the middle of the night, I'm going to be exhausted...not tonight."

    I know it's not my fault that she passed away. I know it. But I'd give anything in the world to have that moment back.

    oh, UC! icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif I'm so sorry.

    I truly hesitated before posting about UGD#2 in here...as I didn't want to drag folks down, if you know what I mean. Please forgive me if I managed to do it, anyway.

    The reason I finally decided to add it was because K9's Mom is right.

    PS: Don't forget to dance.
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