Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Life is Too Short

I think those of us who have lost a child know a little too well just how short life is. And I could write a sad, serious post about just how short life is after you've lost a child, but that's not what I'm going to do today.

How about a little comic relief instead? I'm writing this post in conjunction with TwitterMoms, who are giving away copies of a new book, "Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation" by Lisa Quinn. About the author: Lisa Quinn is known as the House Doctor on the ABC San Francisco show, "View From the Bay."

So here's my list for what life is too short for:

1. Life is too short to hold a grudge.
It doesn't do anyone any good and sucks up time and energy you could use for happier pursuits.

2. Life is too short to worry about the dust bunnies under the bed.

3. Life is too short to polish the furniture.

4. Life is too short to drink bad wine. (I might argue that it's too short to drink Californian wine, but to each his own.)

5. Life is too short to NOT each chocolate every day.

6. Life is too short to not say "I love you" on a daily basis.

7. Life is too short to worry about what other people think. And let's face it, they're probably worrying about what you're thinking, so it's all wasted energy. If you're happy with yourself, that's all that matters.

8. Life is too short to put off the reunion with your college friends. (This is a reminder to myself. I miss my girls.)

I could go on for quite a while on this topic, and as it turns out, I wasn't as funny as I thought I might be. I'm sure that won't surprise many people.

What is on your "life is too short" list?


Catherine W said...

Life is too short to iron duvet covers. I really need to break myself of that habit, it's a bit like folding fitted sheets!

I'm drinking French wine, hope that passes muster! I liked all of yours, especially 7 and 8. Hope you manage to get together with your girls soon.

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Oh, oh! Number 5 and 6 are two of my favorites!

And um...life is too short not to find something to feel joyful about every day.

Nice post!

Virginia said...

Catherine, French wine works! Preferable, I think, though S. American can be quite nice too.

Holly, you're right - and how often I forget to find something to feel joyful about. Thanks for the reminder.