"What if it turns out that a life isn't defined by who you belong to or where you came from, by what you wished for or whom you've lost, but instead by the moments you spend getting from each of these places to the next?" Jodi Picoult Vanishing Acts
I got this from Penny, who got it from Betty who got it from her friend Fran!
Some people are expecting the end of the world tomorrow -- since it will be June 6, 2006. (6.6.6)
I think this is just plain silly -- but it does bring up something that isn't acted on enough in our busy lives... IF tomorrow were the last day of the world:
1) What do you want to be remembered for?
I have not had great success stories in my life. Nothing I am overly proud of inparticular... I have looked the other way on more than one occasion when given the chance to do something meaningful, out of fear of failure, or something else. But the one thing that will forever stand true about me is that I put my children first before anything else, and that I am entirely devoted to being a good mom to them. Of course, I make mistakes like any mom will, but I am never afraid to admit it, or teach them the value of an apology.
2) What would you wish you would have done?
Bear with me on this one: I wish I would have taken more time to smell the roses. It always seems to be "hurry, and hurry up now, before we are late!!" I also wish I had worked harder in school so my 6th grader wouldn't make me feel so inferior!!! I wish I hadn't fought with my dad every single day during my teenage years. I wish I hadn't veered off down a destructive teenage path, even though I learned from it. I wish I had listened to my heart.
I wish Ihad waited...