KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Friday, August 16, 2013

This Too Shall Pass : The Life Death Life Cycle


Erma Bombeck was a wonderful writer, and this poem that she wrote after receiving a terminal diagnosis so profoundly emphasizes what I'm trying to say here about the Life-Death-Life cycle.

Live, people, really live(!); enjoy every moment, because this too shall pass... -xo

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.

© Erma Bombeck

4 comments:

  1. Nice. I've always liked Erma bombeck. When i was growing up my mom would have her books lying around the house sometimes and i would pick them up and get sucked in...thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. Erma Bombeck is wonderful! No wonder you got sucked in :O)

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  2. Great explanation! Very much the way I've always looked at it. I'm far too interested in the next thing! Something else you said -- I think it was about spending more time with your kids & loved ones -- struck a chord with me. I'm often considered a "bitch" because I can easily cut out toxic people from my life. Quite ruthlessly to be honest. I give people chances, but if its the same old same old over & over -- out you go of my life. I don't understand expending my energy on hurtful, negative people, while I have so many wonderful people in my life I want to spend more time with! Of course I don't mean people who are in need of compassion, I'm talking those walking bundles of negativity that it just radiates from. Everyone has a bad day, but not EVERY day! Thanks again! XXX Jet

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    1. It's great that you are able to respect yourself that way & to set healthy boundaries... Super empowering! CHEERS to you, Jet. -xo

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