Saturday, March 31, 2007

Maybe Because.... Realizing the Value...

You know how you get lots of "feel good email" from friends and family? Sometimes you take the time to read them and sometimes you don't?
I read the below poem this morning, sent by niece Christina, and it got to me.
Why did it get to me?

Maybe Because I have sisters and couldn’t imagine life without them,
Maybe Because I have been divorced,
Maybe Because I graduated from college,
Maybe Because I did fail a final exam,
Maybe Because I never was able to carry a baby to term,
Maybe Because I know all about deadlines,
Maybe Because I almost had an accident that I know I could not have survived,
Maybe Because I have lost dear family members, so recently, that tears still come to my eyes.

Yesterday, we received word from my sister that her FIL passed away in the morning.

As I posted on March 25th, our days are numbered, so be kind, be generous and be thankful. Love to all.

To realize The value of a sister
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one.

To realize The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple

To realize The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize The value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

To realize the value of 100th of a second
Ask a person
Who just won a silver medal.

Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when
you can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:

The origin of this letter is unknown, But it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.

Do not keep this letter.
Send it to friends & family to whom you wish well and don't forget the one who sent it to you!
Peace, love and prosperity to all!
Remember.. hold on tight to the ones you Love

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Wish we lived closer so we could share our moments together......missing you & loving you all............ALWAYS
Love, Mel