Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Live for Today

 I tend to be a "live in the future" type person.  So the following story had impact.  It came from a book - Finding Your Road to Success - How to get their without getting lost by Daniel Patrick.  It is not his story (and he attributes it but when I search his attribution it does not come up.

Life is short. Enjoy every moment!
My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my sister's bureau and lifted out a tissue-wrapped package. "This," he said, "is not a slip. This is lingerie." He dis- carded the tissue and handed me the slip. It was exquisite; silk, handmade and trimmed with a cobweb of lace. The price tag with an astronomical figure on it was still attached.

"Jane bought this the first time we went to New York, at least 8 or 9 years ago. She never wore it. She was saving it for a special occasion. Well, I guess this is the occasion."

He took the slip from me and put it on the bed with the other clothes we were taking to the mortician. His hands lingered on the soft material for a moment, then he slammed the drawer shut and turned to me. "Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive is a special occasion."


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