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, and 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 neighbour. 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
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 A time when technology can bring this letter
To you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight or to just hit delete.

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

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
That takes our breath away.


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight, and
Height let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening,
Whatever Never let the brain idle. “An idle mind is the devils
Workshop” And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who
Is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether its family, pets,
Keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever YOUR home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable,
Improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next
County, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
That takes our breath away.

  1. richelle19_80 14 years ago

    Love the post!

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  2. Chetakrider 14 years ago

    Brilliant. Thank You.

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