Passing The Purple Hat To You!!!!

Real Estate Agent with Watson Realty Corp. Palm Coast, FL

Passing the Purple Hat to You
IN honour of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.

(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...

2 KEEP IT LIT! A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.
Please Keep The Candle Going!




Comments (8)

Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

I would never have bought my mother all those Erma Bombeck books as birthday gifts.

Just kidding, :-), she was a very prolific woman,

Apr 19, 2011 04:21 AM
Constina M. Baylor
REMAX Gold Coast Realtors Oxnard - Oxnard, CA
Broker Associate - Oxnard Homes, Oxnard Beach and Marina

Hi Bina,Great words of wisdom from Erma Bombeck, one of my favorite women in history.  Thank you for sharing.

Apr 19, 2011 04:22 AM
Royal LePage Connect Realty - Toronto, ON

Wonderful words of wisdom to live by.

Apr 19, 2011 04:27 AM
Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Great words of wisdom that unfortunately for many of us we don't learn and heed until later in life.  I know that is true for me anyway and others I know.  I always enjoyed and read Erma Bombeck.  Thanks for sharing.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Apr 19, 2011 05:12 AM
Bina Yajnik
Watson Realty Corp. Palm Coast, FL - Palm Coast, FL

Thanks for visiting my blog & I am so happy you all enjoyed this as much as I did......

Apr 20, 2011 12:15 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Great points to live by.

Apr 21, 2011 06:26 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTORĀ®

These are excellent words of wisdom! Thanks for sharing them with us and I AM SO GLAD to see you back!! (((HUGS)))

May 17, 2011 05:33 AM
Bina Yajnik
Watson Realty Corp. Palm Coast, FL - Palm Coast, FL

Joni, you are the best......HUGS back to you!!!!

May 17, 2011 09:45 AM