Sunday, January 31, 2010

Life worth Living...

Today at church the speaker gave a talk about having a positive attitude. It was kinda funny because last week I was pretty down in the dumps with this whole baby making thing and just really feeling a pity party for myself. The Hubbs sat down and had a heart to heart with me and basically told me that I needed to change my attitude. Then the was the talk at church, then I had looked at one of my favorite quilting sites and they were promoting this super cute fabric called "Make Life" by Moda and the writer had mentioned this quote by George Carlin.
I loved it and wanted to share...

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less
We buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years to life not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak!
And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind
And always remember: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

- George Carlin

I went into this week with a different mindset and a different attitude. I am trying to not get bent out of shape over the piles of laundry or the doctors who can't see things my way, or the dog who spreads wheat flour all over the house and cakes it in between her paws and all over her face, or all the things that I don't have. I am not going to stress about that... instead I am going to a take a deep breath, enjoy the moment, soak up this time with the Hubbs, and be grateful for the many, many blessings that I have been given.

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