Passing the Purple Hat to You……..

IN  honor of  women’s history month and in memory of Erma  Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Pass  this on to five women that you want watched  over. If you don’t know five women to pass this  on to, one will do just fine.

IF I HAD  MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER – by Erma  Bombeck?
(written  after she found out she was dying from  cancer).?

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 have burned the pink candle sculpted like  a rose before it melted in storage.

I  would have talked less and listened  more.

I would have invited friends over  to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or 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 have  shared more of the responsibility carried by my  husband.

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 sat on the lawn  with my grass stains.

I would have cried  and laughed less while watching television and  more while watching life.

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 sorry’s.’

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.

Don’t  worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more,  or who’s doing what.
Instead,  let’s cherish the relationships we have with  those who do love us!

If you  don’t mind, send this on to all the women you  are grateful to have as friends. Maybe we should  all grab that purple hat  earlier.
Please  send this to five (or more) phenomenal women today in  celebration of Beautiful Women’s Month.