Friday, January 16, 2009

Passing The Purple Hat To You

In honor of “All Women” and in memory of Erma Bombeck, who lost her fight with cancer. Pass this on to all of the women that you want watched over. And if you only know one woman to pass this on to that will be just fine.

If I Had My Life To Live Over

by: Erma Bombeck
(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 on 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 dirt, 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 my 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 of “I love you!” and more of “I'm sorry!”

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.

If you don't mind, send this on to all of the women you are grateful to have as friends.

Maybe we should all grab that “Purple Hat” earlier.

Please send this to all of the phenomenal women in your life today.

If you do, something good will happen…

You will boost another woman's self esteem.


  1. Very well done. Thank you so very much too.

    Hope Wayne is doing well. Have a terrific day and weekend honey. Big hug. :)


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