Hung out at +Megan Collier's today to check out some +Everlasting Present projects (she's AMAZING!!!) Came home to have a few local friends over to play Risk 2210 AD (got my backside whooped right at the end). Today was filled with geek fun – crafting and gaming – AND hanging out with friends.
It makes me sad to hear when people always have excuses for not keeping in touch with friends – laundry is piling up, errands to run, running the kids to 'whatever'. I know life gets busy, I'm as busy as they get. But you know what? When your time is up, you aren't' going to look back and say "wow, I never let my ironing pile up – my life rocked!", you are going to wish for more time laughing and talking with friends and family.
NO MORE BLOWING YOUR FRIENDS OFF FOR MUNDANE BUSY WORK! Say YES just once, or once more, to seeing friends.
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Sometimes, the people that you think are your friends, really aren't. They may be "busy" because they don't want to spend time with you.
risk 2210…. Interesting.:) And I agree with the sentiment. Time is finite. And when you miss that one last time to hang out with someone and then they are gone, they are gone for good. And all for laundry? Not right headed thinking there…
Risk: Going out in the end in a blaze of glory is so much better than going out in the beginning and watching others.
Saying Yes: gives life so many more opportunities at great memories, helps take away leaving it to chance. Love your post!
Lynette, I'm so glad you had a good time. Unbelievably jealous and can't wait to HIRL with you and Megan soon too. On the note of your sentiment, I offer the following that I thought you might agree with 🙂
I was always quite the odd child when I was younger, and I remember being completely infatuated with the late, great Erma Bombeck books in about 6th/7th grade. Entirely too young to really understand many of her sentiments, but I whole-heartedly remember this one, and it has stuck with me and my soul nearly each and every day since…. I suppose this is why my laundry is rarely done, my dishes are ALWAYS done by my loving BF, and there has been a bill or two that's gone late.
I found the text at http://j.mp/xJsu4I, but I don't remember which book of hers it's in but for some reason I want to say it was in All I Know About Animal Behavior I learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room
“IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER"
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and 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 rambling about his youth.
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 burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television, and more while watching life.
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 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, realizing 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" and more "I'm sorry's"
…but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute… look at it and really see it . . . and never give it back.”
? Erma Bombeck
hello….. you are so cute and beautiful…….
+Lynette Young hiiiiiiiiiii……….pls add me to your circles…….
I had so much fun last Saturday! I can’t wait to hang again!