Thursday, March 22, 2007

A house becomes a home when you can write"I love you" on the furniture."
I can't tell you how many countless hours that I have spent CLEANING!
I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect "in case someone came over."
Then I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!
Now, when people visit, I find no need to explain the "condition" of my home.
They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun.
If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.
Life is short. Enjoy it! Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake a cake or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, but there's not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world's out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again.
Dust if you must, but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go -- and go you must --you, yourself will make more dust!
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived


Merbear said...

Sheesh!!! dedicated to Merrily!! You know my address don't you. Talk about hit me with your best shot. LOL
Why do I love clean too much? Why do I freak out when it isn't spotless?
The few summers I may have left, I want to sing, write, sign, plant a beautiful flower and vegetable garden, reach out, love God, love people, walk, learn another language, go to Bible College, age gracefully, teach my children how to live and also teach them how to die gracefully, hold some grandbabies, reach out and love, etc,etc. Maybe the house can wait afterall.........

holmessellshomes said...

Yes Mer, I believe it can. Why did it take us so long. We've missedout on so much!

Allie_Marie said...

Tina, eventhough I am young I feel the same way. So from the younger generation a big, Amen. As you know reading my blog, it is the here and now, the ones you love. You will be remmebered more for your living then for your cleaning, besides you miss all the fun, ask Martha.

Love Alicia