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Thursday, February 6, 2014

The value of time

My mother in-law sent this to me last week and it really touched me.

All too often we are so busy counting down, looking ahead, and wishing away...

Here is what her email said:

To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
 

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.
  
To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
  
To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

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3 comments:

  1. How beautiful and thought provoking. Something I need to remember for sure. It always makes me sad when I see people posting about how they are just tired of being pregnant. I obviously don't know their feelings and can't imagine the discomfort but the fact that our bodies can house a living baby is so amazing to me. I hope that I will enjoy it when my time comes.

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  2. So beautiful! Really makes you think! Thanks for sharing!

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