menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Dance Like Nobody is Watching!

This week as we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are sharing reflections on gratitude. I recently discovered, I’m most happy when I say YES! At the end of the day, it is our experiences, and exposure that fill the best chapters in the book of our lives.

AS one of my favorite quotes (credited to Steve Jobs) goes, “Live each day as if it’s your last and one day you’ll most certainly be right!” With that in mind, as we prepare for Thanksgiving, I hope you challenge yourself to new experiences, say YES more than NO and throw your hands in the air and dance everyday as if nobody is watching!

As a reminder, this is worth the read…
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…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2VQQEoWlTgEverybody dance Now!With my girl, Lolita Cruz, one of favorite Menopausebarbees!