Dust If You Must ============ ===== How many countless hours have I spent cleaning? I used to spend at least 8 to 12 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect, "in case someone came over." Then one day I realized that no one came over; they were all out living life, having fun! Now, when people visit, I find no need to explain the "condition" of my home; they are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and enjoying it! If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice: Life is short - enjoy it while you can! And people don't care if your house is spotless just as long as they're welcome. Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better, To paint a picture or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must but there's not much time, With rivers to swim and mountains to climb, Music to hear and books to read, Friends to cherish and life to lead. Dust if you must but the world's out there With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, A flutter of snow, a shower of rain, This day will not come around again. Dust if you must but bear in mind, Old age will come and it's not kind. And when you go and go you must, You, yourself, will make more dust. Remember, a house becomes a home when you can write "I love you" on the furniture!