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Passing the Purple Hat On

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).


I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later.. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's, more 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute; look at it and really see it; live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us...

  
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SAFETYSUE 9/30/2011 8:30AM

    I learned all of these lessons after my fall from a fire engine on the job. I was 37 then and in the best shape of my life. I had three months in the hospital, but it was only days before all of these thoughts were very clear to me then.

"Life is so random and unpredictable, don't let a day go by that you don't see the extraordinary things in what you think is an ordinary day." ~by Susie Scott
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PEGGYO 9/29/2011 8:39PM

    Very good.

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PATTIE441 9/29/2011 12:35AM

    Thank you Jenny! Wonderful words of wisdom. emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 9/28/2011 1:26PM

    emoticon Jenny emoticon

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ESILBO 9/28/2011 11:44AM

    SO TRUE...THANKS JENNY
LOVE
LISE

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KATHRYNLP 9/28/2011 10:39AM

    She was amazing.. and right-on with this. Thanks... emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 9/28/2011 9:21AM

    Oh, Jenny, timely.
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WILLSMOMMY2 9/28/2011 9:10AM

    emoticon Love this Thanks you !

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Bloops

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


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NICHIEROSE 10/28/2011 2:06PM

  OUCH!!!!!

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PATTIE441 9/29/2011 12:37AM

    emoticonOh my!

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SKYFROG 9/28/2011 9:30AM

    OK - stupid people tricks? LOL

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SNOWANGELDIVA 9/28/2011 9:26AM

    This is not an incentive to get my 10 minutes of fitness in, but, I am looking for excuses emoticon

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ATLTRAINR 9/28/2011 6:50AM

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NEW-CAZ 9/28/2011 4:18AM

    OUch that smarts! emoticon

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Ever felt like this ???

Wednesday, September 28, 2011











































  
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PATTIE441 9/29/2011 12:39AM

    Hilarious!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEMPERANCE88 9/28/2011 2:41PM

    Too funny!

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ESILBO 9/28/2011 11:50AM

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DIVINEPRINCESS 9/28/2011 11:17AM

    Oh my gravy--too funny!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 9/28/2011 9:24AM

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WIGIME 9/28/2011 4:19AM

    Thanks for the reminder....

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NEW-CAZ 9/28/2011 4:17AM

    oh yeah! the first one looks just like me emoticon

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TASHALNZ 9/28/2011 3:58AM

    hehe Some of those are rather funny.

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USS J.F.K. Docking in Malta

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This shot gives a good relationship of its size to something else like buildings, cars, etc...



Have you ever considered how big a U.S. carrier really is?
Amazing!

  
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NEW-CAZ 9/28/2011 4:16AM

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A good reason to quit smoking

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Brilliant Ad

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 9/27/2011 11:01PM

    Ya. I thought they were going to get locked out....

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SUSAN134 9/27/2011 8:56PM

    Totally unexpected and you are right...brilliant!

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BBAHONORS 9/27/2011 8:20AM

    Yep! That'd do it!

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EDITOR 9/27/2011 7:31AM

    I don't think I got it.

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SHELLB06 9/27/2011 7:21AM

    Wow that is really a good reason to quit smoking!!!

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PATTIE441 9/27/2011 6:35AM

    Oh my! That is definitely a good reason to quit smoking. eeeek! emoticon emoticon

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