Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dust if you must.....


Remember... a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.

'A house becomes a home' when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.'

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - 'in case someone came over'.

Finally I realized one day that no-one came over;

they were all out living life and having fun!

NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the 'condition' of my home

They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been I was 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 paint a picture or write a letter,

.....bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon

.....or, plant a seed,

....ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time ....

.....rivers to swim and mountains to climb, 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.


1 comment:

  1. Yay, another excuse for me not to dust..maybe I need to print this out and hang it on our fridge for Randy to see :)


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24