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Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Resolve...

I didn't make any New Year's resolutions. But if I had? They would have looked something like this...


Life IS short. It's too short. I'm reminded of it too often. Or maybe not often enough. My brother's best friend died yesterday. On New Year's Day. He'd been sick for a while and was ready to go, though his wife and little girl weren't ready to let him go. Their time together had been too short. But it was all they got. All they had. All they'll ever have.

I want my time to be full of things I love... of things I create... of people who mean the world to me and to whom I mean the world...

Life. It's short. Make it count.

9 comments:

artteachergirl said...

So true, life is too short! So sorry about your brothers friend, and especially for his family...breaks my heart for his little girl.
Love the quote you posted, one to think on.
Happy New Year! Best, Vicki

hebba said...

I like that. I've been thinking the exact same things quite a bit lately, though maybe not as eloquently. Thanks for sharing that.

McGillicutty said...

wow ... lovely sentiments, I love the inspiration...
so sorry for your friends.. urggghh my heart aches when a child loses a parent.
best wishes for you in your journeys this year. xx

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Sounds good.

Now, do it.

Rachel Cotterill said...

So true! Let's go out and do that in 2011 :)

slommler said...

Amen Diane...amen!!
Happy New Year and God bless sweetie
Hugs
SueAnn

Mr. Witherspoon said...

Sorry to hear about your brother's friend.

Life is short. Making it count is probably the best resolution anyone can have.

SSP said...

oh tooo too sad - so sorry Diane...but i love your sentiments.....live that loving life!!

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Well put, Diane. It seems too short for everyone, so we need to keep that in mind whenever we're with our loved ones.

Thanks.