Re: [MOL] a three-word philosophy... [01291] Medicine On Line


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AN excellant philosophy Chris!!!  Thanks.....Beav

CCR417@aol.com wrote:

> I have a friend who lives by a three-word philosophy: Seize the moment. Just
> possibly, she may be the wisest woman on this planet. 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?
>
> 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 Americans 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
> Stevie 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 hips 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?
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