Live Life To The Fullest!

It’s Day 13 of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips. If you’ve been around here for very long, you know Sundays are a little different. We spend time talking about inner beauty.

As I type these words I wonder what life has been like for you this week? Has it been a difficult week? Are you struggling? Or has this past week been full of fun and laughter?

Live Life To The Fullest

My daughter and I were talking about fall and what a beautiful season it is, with golden leaves and pumpkins, apple cider and caramel corn. We both love this time of year.

The last few months have been a difficult season for our family and because of that, we aren’t enjoying fall as much as we would like to. We both agreed we need to seize the moment!

We’re going to try to stop worrying about tomorrow. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

We’re going to give our worries to Jesus. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to cast all of our anxieties upon the Lord because he cares for us.

I have shared this poem before but it’s one of my favorites so I’ll share it again. It’s a good reminder for us to live life to the fullest!

If I Had My Life To Live Over

by Erma Bombeck

 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.

Praying you live life to the fullest!

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  1. Hi Cyndi – Thank you for your inspiring words! The last two and a half months have been extremely hard at our house – from a house fire, to my car getting hit by a drunk uninsured driver and then two biking accidents within a month, one where I cracked my jaw and the other where I tore my shoulder – I relate to just struggling through this gorgeous fall season – but I recently read a quote that I love and I wanted to share – Be grateful for tears; their flow flushes out debris that keeps our eyes of faith from seeing God. Love it!

  2. Yesterday was a busy and full day of church, travel and visiting old friends so I am just now reading your Sunday message. It couldn’t have come at a better moment. After a very busy day worrying about kids and their activities, your message slowed me down just in time to appreciate the time I have been blessed with to enjoy those children and their activities. Thanks Cyndi. Have a wonderful full week.

  3. Thx for sharing your heart, Cyndi…. and encouraging mine! You r a blessing; u & your sweet family r still very close in my heart! “joy comed in the morning… ” Its Thanksgiving weekend here; have LOVED being with my whole family!

  4. Thanks, Cyndi – I also needed those verses. It has been a rough week (actually a rough couple of months). I need to keep reminding myself to cast my cares and take one day at a time.

  5. Bless you Cyndi… Many, many days I keep myself going with 1 Peter 5:7. It is the best help and hope I have. I’ve been dealing with a chronic illness for the past 27 years. Though my treatment, medication and wonderful spiritual doctor help tremendously, my Lord and my God hold my hand every single second of every single day. You know my heart dear friend.

  6. You’re welcome!! They’re usually words I need to hear myself so I assume there are others that need the reminder too.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Your words of encouragement are inspiring, especially today. Thank you.

    I love Erma Bombeck. I have her books, and I always enjoyed reading her column in Good Housekeeping magazine (I think. It was a long time ago.) I cried when she passed away.

    Have a beautiful Sunday! I live in KY, too. I’m ready for the weather to get cooler and for the leaves to change colors.

  8. Cyndi thank you so much for all the encouraging words! I needed that and I hope you and yours will find a way with the Lord’s help to enjoy this beautiful season! God bless you.

  9. Thank you for those uplifting words, Cyndi! As I’m getting ready for church this morning, I am reminding myself that I need to appreciate each day and not always be looking forward to the next and what’s on the calendar. If we can only turn our worries over to Jesus, what a relief we find! This is a beautiful season with so much to enjoy! Have a wonderful Sunday! I’m enjoying your 31 days of beauty…so fun!