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#1 Belle

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:58 AM

Not really a 'Funny' but I did not know where else to put it.








'I Hope You Dance... '

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This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend.

*The last line says it all. *

Dear Bertha,

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the
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. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working.

Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.

I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.

I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries. I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank.

"Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now

I'm not sure what others would've done had they known they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was.

I'm guessing; I'll never know.

It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special.

Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God.




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#2 Sara Arell

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:59 AM

I love this Belle - my favorite part is, and it's oh, so true:

"It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special."

thanks so much for sharing these words of wisdom!
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:19 AM

Beautiful Belle. And I always dance, either by myself or I grab one of my cats and dance with them. My Tini loves to dance with his Mom and Leo loves to be held like a baby and danced with. Might have to get a photo of that and do a layout, when I can get back to scrapping.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:30 AM

Beautiful, Belle. Truly words of wisdom.

And, Carol.... I definitely want to see a layout of you dancing with Tini! :D

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:43 AM

I love this Belle! TFS

"Life is not the days that go by, but the days you remember"
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