Reblog: A Story To Live By

I’m a fan of FlyLady. Wednesday is ‘Anti-procrastination Day’. It never occurred to me that we can procrastinate about the good things of life as well as the unpleasant, until I read this. ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need’ the psalmist says. Yes! Every day of ‘enough’ or ‘more than enough’ should be a celebration. So many friends and family have died these past two years. Carpe diem: make the best of today.

Morning Story and Dilbert

Morning Story and Dilbert Vintage Dilbert
February 25, 1994

My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my sister’s bureau and lifted out a tissue – wrapped package. “This,” he said, “is not a slip. This is lingerie.” He discarded the tissue and handed me the slip. It was exquisite; silk, handmade and trimmed with a cobweb of lace. The price tag with an astronomical figure on it was still attached. “Jan bought this the first time we went to New York, at least 8 or 9 years ago. She never wore it. She was saving it for a special occasion. Well, I guess this is the occasion.”

He took the slip from me and put it on the bed with the other clothes we were taking to the mortician. His hands lingered on the soft material for a moment. Then he slammed the drawer shut, turned to me and said, “Don’t ever save anything…

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