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Words to Live By – George Carlin

Every now and then something good comes through the email and I want to share this with you because it touched my hard. 

What a difference a sad event in someone’s life makes.

  
GEORGE CARLIN (His wife 

  recently died. ..)


 
Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin

– comedian of the 70’s and 80’s –

 could write something so very eloquent…and so very appropriate.
A Message by George Carlin:
 


The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but

shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend

more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.We have bigger

houses and smaller families, more

conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more

knowledge, but less judgment, more

experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too

little, drive too fast, get too angry,

stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,

and pray too seldom.  

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too

much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living,

but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all

the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered

outer space but not inner space.

We’ve done larger things, but not

better things.  

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We

write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve

learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more

 information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.  

These are the times of fast foods

and slow digestion, big men and

small character, steep profits and

shallow relationships. These are the

days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier houses, but broken

homes. These are days of quick

trips, disposable diapers, throwaway

morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do

everything from cheer, to quiet, to

kill . It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing

in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to

you, and a time when you can choose

either to share this insight, or to

just hit delete…  

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe , because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to

the one next to you , because that is

the only treasure you can give with

your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it . A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don’t send this to at least 8 people….Who cares?

George Carlin
  

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Words to live by – by Maya Angelou Poet Laureat

Don’t break the elastic!
In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. ?Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.
And, there on television, she said it was “exciting.” Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day…like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!
 
 Maya Angelou said this:

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”

 “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”
 
“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.”
“I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as “making a life.”
“I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.” 

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.”
 
“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”

 “I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.”

“I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.”
 
“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”