Millions loved Erma Bombeck ,her great wit and wisdom and incredible sense of humor will remain in our hearts forever.Before passing on Erma wrote this, and I’d like to share it here for it contains her great wisdom .
Don’t sweat the little things in life,avoid foolish pettiness always, and love others with your whole heart,and give to others always from your heart joyfully,and help when and wherever you can,for this will bring you the true joy of life our Maker intended,I do believe.Enjoy everyday for it truly is a gift from God to be cherished.Cherish every person you can call friend,for that is God’s rare gift to us all and blessing.
Thank you Erma for the joy you gave to millions.
Dedicated in the memory of my friend Gayle,and my son’s Godmother whose goodness and kindness shall live on forever.God bless you my friend.You remain in our hearts forever and always.
The following was written by the late author Erma Bombeck
after she found out she had a fatal disease.
If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television – and more while watching life.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.”
There would have been more “I love you’s”.. More “I’m sorrys” …
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute… look at it and really see it … live it…and never give it back.