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Enjoy this old tune – Words & Music by Carl Sigman & Herb Magidson and Recorded by Guy Lombardo, 1950…
“I miss the nature walks”
They say you should live your life with no regrets, honestly I don’t think that’s possible. I have several but I think the thing I regret the most is not spending enough time with my Dad before he was diagnosed with ALS. My Dad loves nature, he has ever since I can remember and long before that I’m sure. He and my Mom were avid bird watchers and they used to spend quite a bit of time in the woods. When I was younger I would always accompany them on their nature walks, I had this thing where I always had to find a big stick and carry it around until the walk was finished. The three of us spent countless hours camping and hiking throughout my youth, those are some of the best memories of my life and I will always cherish them.
When I became a teenager I (naturally) withdrew from my parents. They used to ask me every weekend if I wanted to go to the woods with them and I always said “no”. It makes me sad to think about it because they always asked every week, they knew I was going to say “no” but I think they kept asking because deep down they were hoping that just maybe I would say “yes” and they could spend some time with me. I wish I would have said “yes” once in a while. I felt guilty about not going but I was stubborn and rebellious. That’s what I miss now. I know I will never be able to go on another nature walk with my Dad, or go camping with the family. I wish I could reverse time and just go one more time and spend the entire day tromping through the woodland, leaves and dirt under feet, totally in tune with nature. Serenity.
By Dan Eshleman
Written by an 83 year old lady. . .
Learn about ALS…http://www.jakesan.com/page1/page1.html
I‘m reading more and dusting less. I’m sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. I’m spending more time with my family and friends and less time working. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I’m trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.
I’m not “saving” anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.
I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries..
I’m not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank.
“Someday” and “one of these days” are losing their grip on my vocabulary; if it’s worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now.
I’m not sure what others would’ve done had they known they wouldn’t be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted.
I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles.
I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was.
I’m guessing; I’ll never know.
It’s those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn’t written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn’t tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I’m trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives.
And every morning when I open my eyes, I tell myself that it is special. Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God.
If you’re too busy to take the few minutes that it takes right now, would it be the first time you didn’t do the little thing that would make a difference in your relationships? I can tell you it certainly won’t be the last.
“People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don’t need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there.”
I don’t believe in miracles. I rely on them.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. Enjoy yourself! Its later than you think.
Enjoy Yourself! It’s later than you think…
an e-book by Michael Levy
True joy does not radiate from the materialistic world. We exist to enjoy our time on earth to the fullest. This does not mean running around like a “chicken with it’s head cut off” looking for man-made pleasures. Nothing in the physical sense lasts. Finding the correct formula to exist in joy at this moment is everyone’s desire.
Having a limited amount of time in our physical form poses the question “Do we want to live with a fit mind and body or one that is out of condition?” We have a choice.
If we choose to have a fit mind and body, then we will probable get a longer, more enjoyable life span. No guarantees, but we increase the odds in our favor. Eating sensible foods — fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, etc. – ensures good nutrition. Regular exercise ensures strong lungs, heart and muscle tone. Physical fitness amounts to twenty percent of our well being. Now for the remaining 80% – we need to have a fit mind.
Taking care of our thought process takes careful consideration. Leaving it to chance by allowing other wrongly conditioned humans to educate us is not to be recommended. Many people are in a constant sleep during their lives. They become transfixed in a zombie state of mind – accepting all types of do’s and don’ts as the normal way to live. To adopt this way of thinking will lead to many mishaps and perhaps an early grave.
When someone is starving we can send him or her food. If we continually send food, they become reliant on us. If we send them seeds and tools to plant – with a set of instructions on how to irrigate and harvest – then they come become self-sufficient. Are we as contented or do we hunger for more knowledge?
In today’s world, we need wisdom. Intellect is not enough to overcome the pitfalls of the modern world. Wisdom is not taught in Schools. It is a quest which we learn each day of our lives. This is the third book in a trilogy which can help shine the torch of enlightenment. Are we ready for a journey of a Life—-Time?
My book is written in an easy to understand manner. Although you may not agree with all that is written, one fact remains – if you start to change the way you think, you will increase your life span and enjoy the remainder of your physical form here on this wonderful earth.
About the author…
Michael Levy – From Rags to Riches…From the Business World to the Spiritual World.
Michael Levy was born in Manchester England on the 6th of March 1945. The second world war was drawing to a close and folks were just beginning to pick up the remnants of five hard years of conflict.
Michael recalls the early days of his childhood; they were exciting times. Every day was an adventure on the streets of the inner city community. Nobody had any spare money. Even candy was on ration until 1950 but nobody ever informed Michael he was poor. He just knew there were only so many hours in each day and he was here to enjoy them. He was a little mischievous in a kindly way and brought a lot of Joy into many peoples lives. He always went around with a big smile on his face and nobody was able to wipe it away.
Throughout Michael’s life many negative situations have come his way but they did not knock him of the path of Joy for more than a day or two at most. The biggest devastation was the death of his mother at the age of fifty-five. That was twenty-eight years ago and Michael can recall being very sad for two days and on the third day something came over him he could not explain at the time. It was a feeling of knowing she had not gone anywhere. His mother was still inside him and although he could not reach out to hold and kiss her, inwardly their Souls were still connected and the feeling of love and joy was overwhelming.
It was many years before Michael could express that feeling. Indeed it took six years of deep thought after Michael retired a very successful businessman in 1992 to explain the source of his success. In 1998 Michael wrote his first book “What is The Point” in only ten days. He had left school at sixteen and had never read a worthwhile book or even written many letters.
Michael’s poetry and essays now grace well over 1000 web sites, Journals and Magazines. He is a renowned guest speaker on Finance, Wellness and Inspiration. He has appeared on TV in the USA and UK and hundreds of radio stations throughout the world.
The guiding force has always been the Spirit of the Universe. Michael had no time for religion but has always been aware God will show him the way. He has never asked for favors from God or even had time to pray. But he was a great listener and as God knew and knows every thought in Michael’s head he knew it was best to listen in silence and allow his subconscious mind to receive Spirits wisdom.
The reason we all exist on earth is to enjoy our time on earth. This simple philosophy is so hard for the intellect to understand. Michael will continue to reach out into a materialistic, negative world and will slowly touch the heart, mind and Souls of all folks, for ALL folks deserve to be happy.
The Best is Yet To Come…
In Michael’s words –
Many people talk about success but only a few really live it.
Visit Michael Levy’s website http://www.pointoflife.com/enjoy.html
Enjoy Yourself!…by Alien Klein, MA, CSP
Kids can amuse themselves with almost anything. I remember my mother telling me that when I was very young, we would sometimes visit a distant aunt. I would immediately go into the kitchen, take out all the pots and pans from the cabinet and proceed to play with them for hours.
The lesson adults can learn here is that the world is filled with things for our enjoyment. The trick is to open our eyes and look for them. “On the whole…kids are pretty lucky,” writes Michael Burkett, author of The Dad Zone. “They can find a penny on the sidewalk and feel rich. They can find a fossil-shaped rock and feel like Indiana Jones. They can find an anthill and feel like God.” Kids find enjoyment in the simplest of things. You can too.
In Woody Allen’s movie musical, Everyone Says I Love You, there is a scene in a funeral parlor. Suddenly all of the corpses jump out of their coffins and start to sing and dance. The song they perform is “Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than You Think.” Kids don’t need to learn the song’s message, they are masters of enjoyment. But grownups do. So enjoy yourself, it’s…
Allen Klein is an award-winning professional speaker and best- selling author. Klein’s books include The Healing Power of Humor, The Courage to Laugh, and Quotations to Cheer You Up. For more information about his programs, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org