Friday, May 20, 2011

For that Special Occasion

A friend sent this to my box and I thought I'd share it.....might be worth reading!

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I guess this is it.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.

Every day in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the settee without worrying about anything and just relax.

I spend more time with my family & friends and less at work.

Money is to be spent not saved.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I no longer keep anything.

I use crystal glasses every day.

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

I go out with my friends whenever I want to rather than thinking I don't have the spare money or time.

The words 'Someday....' and ' One Day....' are fading away from my dictionary.

If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now...

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.

She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.   

She might have told everyone how much she loved them.

I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favourite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.
Hmmm.....whilst we pray to live long & fulfill our destinies & purpose on earth, we might as well apply Psalm 90:12 " So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom".
My slogan has always been...One life, live it!
So the time to do that one thing you've always wanted to do is NOW! Stop procrastinating and get busy....go back to school, get closer to God, pursue that career, impact positively in someone's life, leave your footprints on the sands of time in any little way you could, so when you're gone, you're not forgotten.
With raw passion & determination, you're unstoppable.


9jaFOODie said...

This is definitely inspiring.....

Ibhade said...

*a standing ovation* for this post.

i HEART it!

therealworld said...

Awww@ 9jafoodie & Ibhade, so glad U guys read & liked it, thanks.

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