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Something to think about.

Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America- If you
remember, she's the wife of Todd Beamer who said 'Let's Roll!' and helped
take down the plane that was heading for Washington D. C. She said it's
the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as hearing the
garage door open as he came home, and her children running to meet him.
She's now the Mom of a beautiful little girl, Mary.
Lisa recalled this story:
I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband
died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week after his death, she
shared some of her insight with a classroom of students. As the late
afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and
the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of
her desk and sat down there. With a gentle look of reflection on her
face, she paused and said, Class is over, I would like to share with all
of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very
Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and
give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will
end. It can be taken away at any moment. Perhaps this is the Power's way
of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day.
Her eyes, beginning to water, she went on, So I would like you all to
make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way
home, fine something beautiful to notice. It doesn't have to be
something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread
wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze
slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light
catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.
Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may
sound trite to some, these things are the "stuff" of life. The little
things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for
granted. We must make it important to notice them, for at
can all be taken away.
The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out
of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way
home from school than I had that whole semester.
Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an
impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those
things that sometimes we all overlook.
Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go
barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home
tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is
not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.
If you like this, please pass it on to a friend, if not just delete it
and go on with your life!
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away."
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No problem, every time I want to see something beautiful I look in the mirror! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Oh, and at my wife too /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
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