Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Makes you think

I got this from a friend and normally I don't pass these kinda things along, but this one is worth while in my opinion:

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package: "This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package."

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box. "She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago.

She has never put it on. Was saving it for a special occasion. Well, I guess this is it. He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothings he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died. He turned to me and said: "Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion".

I still think those words changed my life.
Now I read more and clean less.
I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.
I spend more time with my family, and less at work.
I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.
I no longer keep anything.
I use crystal glasses every day.
I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.
I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.
The words "Someday..." and "One Day..." are fading away from my dictionary.
If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now.

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell. I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends. She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels. I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food. It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.

I would regret it, because I would no longer see the friends I would meet, write letters... letters that I wanted to write "One of these days". I would regret and feel sad, because I didn't say to my sisters, parents, husband and daughter, not times enough at least, how much I love them. Now, I try not to delay, postpone or keep anything that could bring laughter and joy into our lives. And, on each morning, I say to myself that this could be a special day.

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

You can do with this as you please, but consider how you live your life a bit.

Carpe diem. (Latin for "Seize the day")

Thursday, February 05, 2004

It's just a boob!

I cannot believe the amount of so called controversy there is surrounding the fact that Janet Jackson's boob was flashed for a split second during the SuperBowl half-time show.

Come on people! She had a little metal pasty thing on too. Even those with HDTVs probably didn't see much more than anyone else. We've seen a lot more Little Kim's breasts on the media. Look at all the award shows were there is always someone wearing something super skimpy or even see-through.

Yea lots of people were watching, it was a publicity stunt. You realize the rest of the world is laughing at the USA for making such a fuss about a boob. Like we've never seen one before. OMG!!!

Now I hear that the Grammies have cancelled her appearance. AOL, CBS and NFL are crying foul, blah blah. No they don't care! They only are acting shocked and disgusted because there are so many conservative prudes out there in the American market place.

Get your heads out of the sand. Seeing a boob will not 'taint' or 'ruin' your child. Leaving them in the dark and in ignorance about sex and sexuality will do much more damage than Janet ever will. Get over yourselves.