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?
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!