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This isn't any ordinary package

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.
Well, I guess this is it.
He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.
He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.
Every day in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.
I no longer keep anything.
I use crystal glasses every day...
I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it...

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.
The words 'Someday...' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.
If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now...
I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.
I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.
I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food.
It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.
Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.

If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about.

If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it 'One of these days' , remember that 'One day' is far away... or might never come...

Suzy Orman says first is family, second is money, third is things. What are your priorities.

Diana

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I never buy anything unless...

...I have a reason to use it.

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Thoughts and memories

Well, Diana, I guess something got you to post this...But, I don't ever pass on emails and the like just because that's me.

I like to say, I take walks in my woods and mention aloud to past friends, family, pets, :

Wish you were here
God, that was good
It's nice day, today
Do you recall the last time we did this or that
Say, I found that thing you wanted, last year
Happy Birthday
Happy Father's Day
God, I loved the Corps
We both should be enjoying this
See you again, later in my thoughts

You're right, but its always human nature to save something for later. But, it does do good to spread out good cheer or praise when regardless, it's just good to do. adios -----Willy Happy

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I've never gotten attached to "things"

and have never been able to understand why some people I know hang on to so much just for memory's sake. I know and have known people who become emotionally distraught if some piece of memorabilia that has no real use or function gets lost, broken, etc. When in their presence when such disaster strikes, I can only comment that the only important memories are those that lie in the brain in that these cannot be taken from them. That comment, however, isn't always well received. Some people just need some tangible reminder to go with events of the past and can't understand how anyone could think otherwise.

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I've moved too many times to get attached

to many things (that and a drug addict as a son (he's been clean for 3 years)). But I do have my grandmother's cane and lots of pictures.

Diana

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