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'I Hope You Dance... '

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I just got this from a friend in my email and thought it might be good for us all to think about. It may be a repeat, but is a good reminder that we need to take time to "dance".

'I Hope You Dance... '



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 garden. 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.

If you received this, it is because someone cares for you. If you're too busy to take the few minutes that it takes right now to forward this, would it be the first time you didn't do the little thing that would make a difference in your relationships? I can tell you it certainly won't be the last.

Take a few minutes to send this to a few people you care about, just to let them know that you're thinking of them.

"People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there."
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance


I am not sending this for the purpose of your sending it on, that would be great but you all are my friends and I wanted so much to share this with you. We've all put things off, and wished we hadn't this may be your reminder today. May God bless you all. Betty emoticon You are all winners to me, as you try your best to be a healthier you.

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MOODYKEYS 5/2/2014 6:56PM

    thanks i liked this report. i keep on dancing( i love to sing along and move to the music. music has always been the happy place in my life. it makes me smile, it makes me jump around and it sometimes helps get through sad times.

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NEWVINE 4/27/2014 6:26PM

   
Thank you for sharing emoticon

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TENNESSEEWALKER 4/27/2014 1:30PM

    I agree! If you don't wear your perfume, it evaporates; when it could have given pleasure to you and your friends and the grocery clerk.

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KERRYG155 4/27/2014 12:38PM

    Very nice-thanks!

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KAYDE53 4/27/2014 12:07AM

    emoticon That's letter contains a lot of wisdom! Very inspiring! emoticon

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