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    minyan gal

    After reading this I couldn’t think of anything to add to the list, but I am sure that the CR readers will be able to.

    IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER – by Erma Bombeck

    (written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

    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 have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

    I would have talked less and listened more.

    I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or 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 have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

    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 sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

    I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

    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 sorry’s.’

    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. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!

    Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has

    more, or who’s doing what Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us…

    After reading this I couldn’t think of anything to add to the list, but I am sure that the CR readers will be able to.


    I wouldn’t have watched movies or gone on facebook


    I wouldnt have done a lot of things but now that I cant change that there is nothing for me to do but move on with them and not go back there even when I have a burning desire to


    the amazing thing about the gift of Teshuvah is that after we do it it’s as if we never did it- totally erases from out life in Hashem’s eyes. We’re so lucky to start totally new!:)


    I would have spent less time in the CR and more time making coffeecake for my family.


    mg – very inspiring thanks 🙂


    I would have wanted to fulfill the potential Michael C could fulfill not what Moshe Rabbenu could fulfill-

    Just like Rab Zusha is only judged for not being Rab Zusha, he is not judged for not being the Baal Shem Tov.


    Hello people! Your lives are NOT OVER! Rabbi Akiva started learning at 40. Forget the past and focus on the future. Don’t live in your past. Anyone can do Teshuva change and live differently. Baruch Hashem we are not suffering from terminal illness. We don’t know how long we will live so lets seize the moment.

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