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So I don't have too much to type up on my life right this second.

If I get done what I need to this afternoon I will type my subway story yesterday morning. It was amusing ~ I felt like I was submerged in a movie for a large part of yesterday.

Things are going well over here in Pixie land.


I just thought I'd paste part of an e-mail someone sent me in here. It seems to be something brought up a few times lately.

There are a few questions at the end.


This is not me or my friend. It is someone else's story. I edited it slightly taking a few small things out.

I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students.

As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there.

With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, 'Class is over, I would like to share with all of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.

Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves.
None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment. Perhaps this is the powers way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day.

So I would like you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice. It doesn't have to be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or
the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.
Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the "stuff" of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted.

The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room
silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester.

Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all

Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today.
Go barefoot.
Or walk on the beach at sunset.
Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone.
For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.

OK, so for the most part I think this is wonderful.

I agree we need to appreciate all the little things, I don't think they are the reason we were put here though. I think they are here to enjoy and appreciate, the extra icing of life.

I was thinking about this just the other day. So I have one other comment.

<--random thought-->
oh my. my kitty is sitting in my lap in the oddest position. Her butt is in my lap, her back against my stomach - basically she's sitting up as a small child would sit in my lap. I almost thought (if her paws were long enough) she was gonn reach over and start typing on my computer.

VERY weird
<--end random though-->

So back to living your life to the most every day. I think I agree with that statement more than "Live every day as if it were your last". If it were your last day on earth, most likely you would not still be working towards your future because you would know that tomorrow there would no longer be a future in this particular life story.

Then again you may.

My only point being, there is a difference between making the most out of every day and living as if it were your last. It's a thin line though.

In still being safe - meaning thinking about the basic things food, shelter, and relationships (friends, family, classmates, etc.) - how do you still make the most?

Ex: Every day we all work towards either financial, spiritual, or intellectual gain for our future (there may be more too). Whether we are working towards a career goal, a love quest, or a journey to Zen, something else always gets pushed to the next day.

Is there a way to even it out every day? Or do we sometimes just have to be patient and hope that everyone or everything will still be within reach the next day?

What is your opinion?

This was cute.Make fireworks on your screen

I shall now get back to work.

I hope everyone is well

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almjbs From: almjbs Date: September 26th, 2002 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Well making the most of everyday is NOT the same as thinking it were your last. If I 'thought' this was my last day - I wouldn't be working. I would be doing some crazy type thing that I have always dreamed of.

But making the most of the day is getting things accomplished and evolving - taking those many steps in order to feel successful or feeling good about yourself etc etc. whatever you feel your purpose here is all about.

So no, if I KNEW today were my final day here ---- I wouldn't be posting on LJ, I'm sure!
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