“If I had my Life to Live Over” by Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck was once asked if she was able to live her life over, would she change anything? At first, her answer was no, she wouldn’t change a thing, but after she thought about it for a while, here’s what she wrote: “If I had my life to live over, I would’ve talked less and listened more. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy and complaining about the shadow over my feet, I would’ve cherished every minute of it and realized that the wonderment growing inside of me was to be my only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. 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’ve invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would’ve eaten popcorn in the good living room and worried less about the dirt when you lit the fireplace. I would’ve taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would’ve burnt the pink candle that was sculptured like a rose before it melted while being stored. I would’ve sat cross-legged on the lawn with my children and never worried about grass stains. I would’ve cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching real life. I would’ve shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband which I took for granted. I would’ve eaten less cottage cheese and more ice cream. I would’ve gone to bed when I was sick, instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for a day. I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or guaranteed to last for a lifetime. When my child kissed me impetuously, I would’ve never said, “Later. Now, go get washed up for dinner.” There would’ve been more ‘I love yous’, more ‘I’m sorrys’, more ‘I’m listenings’, but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute of it, look at it and really see it, try it on, live it, exhaust it, and never give that minute back until there was nothing left of it.” There’s a lot of good advice in this Golden Nugget, and my suggestion to you is to really live, seize every minute of life, and really live! Of course, this is what I expect you to do, because this is what winners do, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!
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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and this Golden Nugget goes along with the last one, and the topic is “If I had my Life to Live Over”, and it’s been said that Erma Bombeck was once asked if she was able to live her life over, would she change anything? At first, her answer was no, she wouldn’t change a thing, but after she thought about it for a while, here’s what she wrote: “If I had my life to live over, I would’ve talked less and listened more. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy and complaining about the shadow over my feet, I would’ve cherished every minute of it and realized that the wonderment growing inside of me was to be my only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. 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’ve invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would’ve eaten popcorn in the good living room and worried less about the dirt when you lit the fireplace. I would’ve taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would’ve burnt the pink candle that was sculptured like a rose before it melted while being stored. I would’ve sat cross-legged on the lawn with my children and never worried about grass stains. I would’ve cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching real life. I would’ve shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband which I took for granted. I would’ve eaten less cottage cheese and more ice cream. I would’ve gone to bed when I was sick, instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for a day. I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or guaranteed to last for a lifetime. When my child kissed me impetuously, I would’ve never said, “Later. Now, go get washed up for dinner.” There would’ve been more ‘I love yous’, more ‘I’m sorrys’, more ‘I’m listenings’, but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute of it, look at it and really see it, try it on, live it, exhaust it, and never give that minute back until there was nothing left of it.” End of quote. There’s a lot of good advice in this Golden Nugget, and my suggestion to you is to really live, seize every minute of life, and really live! Of course, this is what I expect you to do, because this is what winners do, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner! Thank you for listening to this Golden Nugget by Don Howe. To learn more about Don’s free sales success system or to have a free success audio like this one sent to you each week day, please visit DonHoweSuccess.com. That’s D O N H O W E S U C C E S S .com
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