Author Topic: Read This and Pass It On: Every Obstacle Presents An Opportunity To Improve Our Conditions  (Read 1108 times)


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A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a
silk paper wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago.
She has never put it on , she was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I guess this is it.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing
he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.

Everyday in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be an experience to be lived up to, not
survived through..

I no longer keep anything.

I use crystal glasses every day....

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it..

I don't save my special cologne for special occasions, I use it
whenever I want to.

The words 'Someday....' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.
If it's worth seeing, listening to,or doing, I want to see, listen or
do it now....

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she
wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my
time had come..

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one..

If you got this, it's because someone cares for you.

If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to
yourself that you will send it 'One of these days' , remember that
'One day' is far away... or might never come......

Spend some time reading it. It holds a useful message for the soul.

Don't keep this message.


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This is touching and worth sharing! Thanks for sharing...

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