Monday, 23 August 2010

Notebook Monday

-Chilled parent?

Not much longer now until the kids are back at school..yay!!

ButiIf you are still in needed of some help, why not try these sites/books:

-Some lovely inspiration

These were written by a lady when she found out she did not have long to live:

If i had my life to live over.....

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 ramble 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 shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

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 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 sorrys" ...

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.

-A quick yummy starter

Drizzle sweet chilli sauce over soft goats cheese, scatter with chopped corriander and serve with crudites to dip.



Mrs B said...

Lissy, I adore your notebook Mondays! They always pick me up just as I am about to careen down the hillside of post weekend blues! Inspiring lady! X said...

Love those wise words.. so true. I will definitely be trying that starter! Susie xx

♥coco rose♥ said...

What a fab post today! Great sayings and tips to take on board xxxxxxxxxxx

Little Bear Stories said...

i just love your blog, love it love it xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

love all those thoughts , does make you think.