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Title: life
Post by: sheila on July 14, 2010, 04:36:59 pm

This is a very good short story about life. Thought you might like to
read it.

Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America - If you remember, she's the wife
of Todd Beamer who said 'Let's Roll!' and helped take down the plane
that was heading for Washington D. C.

She said it's the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as
hearing the garage door open as he came home, and her children running
to meet him. She's now the Mom of a beautiful little girl, Mary.

Lisa recalled this story:
"I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose
husband died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week after his
death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students.
As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom
windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on
the edge of her desk and sat down there.

With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, '
Class is over, I would like to share with all of you, a thought that is
unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important. Each of us is
put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of
ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will
end. It can be taken away at any moment.

Perhaps this is God's way of telling us that we must make the most out
of every single day. Her eyes, beginning to water, she went on, 'So I
would like you all to make me a promise.

From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something
beautiful to notice.

It doesn't have to be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of
freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the
sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the
way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the
ground. Please look for these things, and cherish them. For,
although it may sound trite to some, these things are the "stuff" of
life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The
things we often take for granted.

The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed
out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my
way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every once in a
while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made
on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes
we all overlook.

Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go
barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home
tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it
is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't
do.


If you like this, please pass it on to a friend, if not just delete it
and go on with your life!

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
moments that take our breath away."
Title: Re: life
Post by: little blue on July 14, 2010, 07:30:46 pm
very true.. and I try to, every day....
Title: Re: life
Post by: Wizard on July 15, 2010, 09:58:03 am
Yes sheila.I now have a simple view. :farmer: Live for today for tomorrow may never arrive :wave:
Title: Re: life
Post by: Hardfeather on July 15, 2010, 01:00:36 pm
That would bring a tear to a glass eye. :)