Monday, August 31, 2009

You are a keeper

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the
warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of
learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".... No more hugs, no
more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls
just to chat, no more "just one minute." Sometimes, what we care
about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return
before we can say, "Good-bye", or say, "I love

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage.....and old cars... and
children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it,because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after
divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter

Life is important, like people we know who are special. And so, we keep them

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people
I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you never wake up -- do all your friends know you love

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any
wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you
back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow.

I love ya!!!

Live today because tomorrow is not promised.