1.11.2008

Live

(photo via flickr)

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." [Mark Twain]

Too much of the time I think I have let my todays come and go without really doing something. Mark Twain is right -- everyone needs to explore, dream and discover. And Erma Bombeck explains why:

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me." [Erma Bombeck]

Auntie Mame said, "Live!" And don't forget to find a way to give too.

So today, set sail, do something and use those talents you've been given.

8 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

i hope you're using that first quote to talk yourself into going to hawaii!!! now's the time! you never know when you'll get another chance! go, go, go!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

hawaii!??! are you kidding me? You need talking into for that....Jan. GO! you will love it! My parents just came back form a trip and loved it...Alan lives there and loves it...oh, sorry....i got off track. I love the quotes and thoughts today. I tend to not really work on the whole talents thing very well....i need to step more out of my box...know what i mean!?

Jori said...

Really GO Jan! I love Hawaii. Anyway just fabulous thoughts. I have let too much time pass not living up to my potential. Although I think you do something great everyday! Love the sailboat picture too! Very pretty.

Emily said...

Go to Hawaii, I want to soo bad. LIVE woman and go!

Nat Lud said...

I love, love, LOVE all of those quotes. Thanks for sharing. I've been so caught up in house stuff I've forgotten to 'live it up.' You rock, Jan. (And are you really thinking of Hawaii . . .)

Val said...

Yeah, on the Hawaii thing, GO!!! "Save your money......BEEEEEE prepared....."

Kristi said...

I'm loving these quotes!! And yes--go to Hawaii!!And take me with you :)

Wendy said...

that's some good advice. that's something i've been trying to do. experience something new everyday!