My Dad is currently in hospital :-(
Next to him in hospital is a young man
who has the most gorgeous,
permanent smile on his face.
I have started chatting to him, took him
some Easter eggs and just give him a
hug and some time to listen to him
(whilst Hubs and
Dad take bets on how long it will take
before I start blubbing).
You see " smiling man" has a terminal illness;
he only has months to live. We don't talk
about his illness, but I leave his side thinking
of nothing else.
So I started thinking about what I would
do differently if I knew time was limited
I don't want this to be a heavy-hearted post,
so I'm only listing the light-hearted
things I would do differently if I knew
time was not on my side (as a way of
making me appreciate the smaller
things in life and stop sweating the
small stuff, which I am really good at ;-)
So here goes.................
I would have taken the time to take
long, fragrant baths instead of jumping into
the shower every morning because it is quicker
and better for the environment
I would have bought the ridiculously opulent
chandelier without worrying what my friends
would think of me
I would have worn white more without caring
about the grass stains I would have got
whilst rolling around in the grass during
wonderful picnics with friends and family
I would have driven with the car roof down
even if I had just had my hair beautifully blow-dried;
I wouldn't have cared.
I would have laughed less whilst watching
TV, and more whilst watching life.
|This gorgeous little girl is from Afghanistan. The scars on her|
face were caused by a bomb in Kabul. How much can we learn
from her gorgeous little smile?
I would have had the wild parties in my house
instead of worrying about my light-colored
decor being ruined
I would have really stopped to smell the roses
I would take pleasure in eating all the things
we've been told are bad for us ;-)
My daily fruit servings would come packaged like this
And I would try and live by these words more.
What about you? What would you do differently if you
knew time was limited? Would you have the same job?
Would you live in the same place? Would you
do something completely different/spontaneous?
As always I would love to hear
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