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A heart touching article by Erma Bombeck (died from cancer). “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 popcorn in the living room instead of the den. I would have taken time to talk and listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would not worry about the car windows being down and blowing my hair. I would have burned the big pink candle sculptured like a rose before it melted. I would have played in the grass with my grandchildren and not worry about grass stains. I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life. I would have shared more time with my husband. When my kids tried to kiss me, I would never have said, “Later, now go get washed up for dinner.” If I could live my life over there would be more, “I love you’s… more I’m sorry’s… but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute… look at it and really enjoy the moment… live it… and never give it back.”

Last words to me from my good friend, Eugene Bordean, “Every morning I awake, I thank God for the new day and cherish it greatly.” Both of them valued precious time. Time is passing. Time is precious.  Time is priceless. Once gone, it is gone forever. It cannot be re-lived. The past year of 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 seconds are gone. You cannot change, undo, or reverse 2020, but you can change 2021. This past year had regrets, remorse or rejoicing. But they are now gone. 2021 is another year and you are still here! Yea!

You are able to post new schedules on a new calendar. What did we learn from 2020? We all learned that adjust is a must. Uncontrollable and unchangeable things can happen. As Erma Bombeck and Eugene Bordean, learn that life is very precious. Abraham died full of years (Gen. 25:8). Don’t just die full of years, but live years full of life. The best things in life are not things, but people. So don’t love things, love people. You cannot change your past, but you can change your future. Count the days and make the days count. Don’t regret wasted, unused yesterdays or never-to-come tomorrows. Don’t regret but rejoice in each day (Psa. 118:24). An inheritance is what you leave to people, a legacy is what you leave in people. Live so you will not be ashamed of yesterday or afraid of tomorrow. Loving moments make lasting memories. You can’t live your life over, SO LIVE IT NOW!

Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021 – It’s a New Year and we are still here – Yea!

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