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Don't save it for the funeral a nice one do read it..

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    Guys .. this article is so true... i just liked to share with u all ... hope anyone thinks like that ...i know it will change a bit of ur mind..
    hoping that u 'll like it..have a nice day..

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    Don't save it for the funeral.

    BUSINESS MATTERS (BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE) By Francis J. Kong
    Philippine Star, Sunday, September 2, 2007

    An elderly man lay dying in his bed. In death's agony, he suddenly
    smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up
    the stairs. He had lived a simple life. He had not asked for much. But
    if there is one thing he had always wanted it is his favorite
    chocolate chip cookies.

    He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed.
    Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom,
    and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping
    the railing with both hands.

    With labored breath, he leaned against the doorframe, gazing into the
    kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself
    already in heaven: There, spread out on the kitchen table, were
    literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.
    "No…no…no…this could not be heaven or was it heaven?" the old man
    thought to himself. Or was it merely one final act of heroic love from
    his devoted wife seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

    Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table.
    His aged and withered hand made its way to a cookie at the edge of the
    table, when his wife suddenly smacked it with a spatula.

    "Stay out of those," she said. "They're for the funeral."

    The question is, "Why save the good for the funeral when it should
    have been shared and enjoyed beforehand by the living?" Isn't it a
    shame that flowers are given when they could no longer be seen and
    words are said when they can no longer be heard.

    • "What a wonderful friend she was."

    • "He meant so much to me."

    • "He was a good man…"

    And then some comments reflect the realization that when we had our
    chance, we never express our feelings adequately to those we love
    while they were alive.

    • "I never got the chance to tell him how much I appreciated what he
    had done for me."

    • "I hope she realizes how much I love her."

    The good things you want to do and the good words you want to say,
    don't save it for the funeral. Do it and say it now.

    I learn so many important life lessons every time I go to a funeral.

    Parties? Well, I enjoy them too but the reality is that there is not
    so much to learn. So given a choice I would rather attend a funeral
    than a party and learn more things about live and living.

    And while we are on the subject matter, do not save the best for last.
    It does not make sense.

    We keep our best china waiting for those special guests to come when
    the most special people are with us every day of our lives. We store
    our favorite watch wanting to wear it on that special occasion and we
    fail to realize that the best time of our life does not belong to the
    past and neither is it in the future, it's in the here and now. We
    stock and safety-vault the best of our jewelry planning to wear them
    for that special occasion but all these does not make sense.

    You do not save the best for last; you save the best for now. If your
    best is not now then your life is not exactly fulfilling isn't it? You
    never know when your best would be but you can always make today the
    best it could be.

    If someone means something special to you, don't save it for the
    funeral. Share it with them now! And do yourself a favor. Bring out
    those beautiful and expensive china, wear that expensive watch. Open
    the safe vault and enjoy those things for after all they are just
    things aren't they?

    Here's the catch. Use them for the people you love. You want to be
    your best for them.

    Honor them by being making the here and now the best moment of your
    life and share it with your loved ones.

    Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Work like you don't need
    money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's
    watching. Live today as if there's no more tomorrow not in a spirit of
    carefree abandon or recklessness but in celebration of life as a gift
    from the Author of Life.

    So spend today wisely and cheerfully.


    Have a nice day
     
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