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Life is too short

Posted Friday, August 3, 2007, at 7:41 AM

This morning, as I groggily drink my coffee, trying to adjust to having spent the evening at a loooooong meeting, I'm thinking about how much of our lives we spend in activities which really don't mean much.

So I'm gonna do one of these blogs which doesn't take much effort on my part, but which gives all you readers a chance to virtually write the blog yourself.

I'll start it:

Life is too short.......to spend it at boring meetings.

Life is too short.......to work all the time and leave your family to fend for themselves.

Life is too short.... to wear tight shoes, tight underwear or teeth that don't fit.

Life is too short...to worry about things you can't change.

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A to Z, life is too short for all that.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sat, Oct 27, 2007, at 9:29 AM

...too short to be brainwashed by the

incredible humanistic pressures

...too short to miss learning the


A- A wise son maketh glad a father

B- Better is a little with


C- Come unto me all ye that labour

D- Do not this abominable thing that

I hate

E- Except a man be born again, he

cannot see the Kingdom of God


...too short to miss spending your

birthday (with your sister) at the

Mississippi River never leaving the

bank or your chair all day

...too short to never have close ties

that bind

...too short to sit on the sidelines

and watch what happens

...too short to always invest your

emotions toward specific outcomes

and miss the surprise

...too short to not make use of your


...too short to miss the beauty of the

ordinary that lies at your feet

...too short to get upset about the

"spills" in life

...too short to miss seeing the beauty

of a November sky. It's as if the

oceans were tossed into the sky by

the turn of a season season

...too short to not "pull focus" toward

home and loved ones

...too short to miss climbing that

mountain, enjoying the journey

even with childlike steps as an


...too short to miss encouraging someone

to join you in going to church

...too short to enable obstacles to

challange you so that you fail to

see that perserverance will conquer


Who are we kidding?! Life is just

plain tooooooo short.............

-- Posted by Grati Tude on Fri, Oct 26, 2007, at 10:26 PM

Hahahaha!! Actually, a refrigerator repairman once told me that if you didn't keep your coils vacuumed, the motor would burn out..

Of course, I've had my refrigerator for 32 years, and I can count on one hand the number of times I've vacuumed underneath..

Maybe it keeps running because it's harvest gold and too embarrassed to admit it..

Life is too short to change refrigerators because you want a new color...

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Aug 4, 2007, at 5:52 AM
Madeline Dejournett's response:
Thanks, girlfriends (and guys, too)! You've cheered me up mightily! There are some real gems of wisdom here. We could put them on a poster and sell them, I do believe.

Keep your coils vacuumed and your good china on the table!!

...too short to keep the good china hidden all the time

...too short not to wear pink (or purple)more (but only if you're female)

...too short to obsess about weeds

...too short not to try Hollaindaise sauce

...too short not to change your hair color at least once

...too short not to laugh till you gasp for breath

...too short to waste time cleaning under the refrigerator

...too short to count calories

...too short not to count calories!

-- Posted by bringwine on Sat, Aug 4, 2007, at 12:27 AM

The single most booorrriiinnngggg thing I've ever done in my life was sit through a city council meeting when I was in my very early 20s. Too bad I don't snore, since it might have gotten me kicked out and saved me from going into a state of mental comatoseness. I haven't attended a city council meeting since, and that was ... well ... lets just say a few moons ago.

This is a long way of saying that I absolutely, positively agree with your lists #1 item: Life is too short.......to spend it at boring meetings.

-- Posted by FJGuy on Fri, Aug 3, 2007, at 6:18 PM

too short not to sit on the front porch and enjoy the rain.

too short not to watch a sunset.....or a sunrise.

too short not to look at the moon.

too short not to throw a frisbee for your dog.

too short not to call your mom.

too short not to take a walk down the lane.

too short not to laugh at a good joke, even if it's about septic tanks.

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Aug 3, 2007, at 4:04 PM

to short to let politics consume your life.

to short to let bad golf scores bother you

to short not to love your neighbor.

to short not to trust God.

-- Posted by rusty nail on Fri, Aug 3, 2007, at 3:42 PM

...too short to hold a grudge.

...too short to not eat chocolate for the sake of your figure.

...too short to be afraid of making a fool of yourself.

...too short to wear a girdle or pantyhose.

...too short to let others with less than charitable motives dictate what you feel, or say, or do.

...too short to let petty jealousy (yours or other's) rob you of joy.

...too short to do things for fun that you don't enjoy.

...too short to close your mind or heart to new experiences.

...too short to stop playing.

...too short to not read for the pure enjoyment of it.

...to short to stop learning.

-- Posted by Ducky on Fri, Aug 3, 2007, at 12:29 PM

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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at advancensc@sbcglobal.net.
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