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Wanted to share this with all of you. It has one of my favorite quotes!!! Have a great day filled with many "breathless moments"!
Traci


A Wonderful Message
~ George Carlin


The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

~George Carlin
 

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I don't have time to read this! I'm too busy watching tv and eating a double cheeseburger! JK!
. Thanks for sharing. That was a LONG quote. I am breathless from reading it out loud!
 

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The WHOLE thing wasn't the quote goof-ball!!!

The quote I like is...


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away!



You are SO

But you sure make me laugh!!!!
 

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Well SHOOT! You didnt put "QUOTES" around it! HOW WOULD I KNOW!?!?!?!? LOL
 

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I read a book by him a while back i think i remeber reading that the whole book is full of stuff like that its pretty cool
 

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Well, "don't shoot the messenger" but I have to tell you that I just found out that George Carlin didn't write this. I sent it to a friend of mine because I thought it had some nice sentiments in it. He is a magazine writer and he's obsessed with researching everything. He emailed back saying it was not written by GC and he sent me these links to prove it.

The first one is from Snopes that is a well-respected site that gives facts on Internet hoaxes... they do research to determine if something is a hoax of not. The 2nd link is George Carlin's web site where he says he didn't write this. Oh well......... it did sound like something he would write .....


http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp

http://www.georgecarlin.com/home/home.html
This has lots of profanity, so don't go there if you mind seeing some four-letter words.
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom@Nov 22 2004, 10:51 PM
Well, "don't shoot the messenger" but I have to tell you that I just found out that George Carlin didn't write this. I sent it to a friend of mine because I thought it had some nice sentiments in it. He is a magazine writer and he's obsessed with researching everything.  He emailed back saying it was not written by GC and he sent me these links to prove it. 

The first one is from Snopes that is a well-respected site that gives facts on Internet hoaxes... they do research to determine if something is a hoax of not. The 2nd link is George Carlin's web site where he says he didn't write this. Oh well......... it did sound like something he would write .....  


http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp

http://www.georgecarlin.com/home/home.html
This has lots of profanity, so don't go there if you mind seeing some four-letter words.
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hmm well he must have written some similar stuff because he does have a while book of stuff like this (its that book braindroppings mentioned on one of those sites), a little more humor and a little less poetry though
 

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Originally posted by Lilly521+Nov 22 2004, 09:58 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-Kallie/Catcher's Mom
@Nov 22 2004, 10:51 PM
Well, "don't shoot the messenger" but I have to tell you that I just found out that George Carlin didn't write this. I sent it to a friend of mine because I thought it had some nice sentiments in it. He is a magazine writer and he's obsessed with researching everything.  He emailed back saying it was not written by GC and he sent me these links to prove it. 

The first one is from Snopes that is a well-respected site that gives facts on Internet hoaxes... they do research to determine if something is a hoax of not. The 2nd link is George Carlin's web site where he says he didn't write this. Oh well......... it did sound like something he would write .....  


http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp

http://www.georgecarlin.com/home/home.html
This has lots of profanity, so don't go there if you mind seeing some four-letter words.
<div align="right">index.php?act=findpost&pid=18017
hmm well he must have written some similar stuff because he does have a while book of stuff like this (its that book braindroppings mentioned on one of those sites), a little more humor and a little less poetry though
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I know what you mean... it really did sound like him... here is what he says on his site... I've "bleeped" the profanity... He really hates this thing....thought he kind of over did it on his criticism... man... .he sure is cynical!!! Not sure I totally get his point.

"One of the more embarrassing items making the internet/e-mail rounds is a sappy load of xxxx called "The Paradox of Our Time." The main problem I have with it is that as true as some of the expressed sentiments may be, who really gives a xxxx Certainly not me."

"I figured out years ago that the human species is totally xxxxxx and has been for a long time. I also know that the sick, media-consumer culture in America continues to make this so-called problem worse. But the trick, folks, is not to give a xxxx. Like me. I really don't care. I stopped worrying about all this temporal xxxxxxxx a long time ago. It's meaningless. (See the preface of "Braindroppings.")"

"Another problem I have with "Paradox" is that the ideas are all expressed in a sort of pseudo-spiritual, New-Age-y, "Gee-whiz-can't-we-do-better-than-this" tone of voice. It's not only bad prose and poetry, it's weak philosophy. I hope I never sound like that."

OUCH!! :eek:
 

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Well, whoever wrote it~I like it! :D

Mee: that really sucks! I am on the same path with my parents...it is an awful feeling...Brinkley sends xxx's and ooo's!!!!
 

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Mee and Tlunn--I feel ya. It aint easy having parents! I had (and still a lil bit at times) lots of issues with my parents when I was younger--culture clash. Oh well. If anything, you always have #9! I can't remember every word but it said something to the effect of:

...Take a trip to the mall...[/B]

 

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Originally posted by mee+Nov 23 2004, 12:50 AM-->
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh i need money to take a trip to the mall....sob...


but thank you everybody !!
im in the process of healing..
but its not easy

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How much did you spend on shampoo products???????
 

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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Nov 23 2004, 03:28 AM
How much did you spend on shampoo products???????
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i didnt buy it yet..probably gonna buy it during my winter break when my other shampoo actually runs out..i still have some left..

but the 2.5 gallon sale is very tempting ! but i guess i'll use that FOREVER !!!

i'll probably just buy the 13 onz ones..and spend about 100bucks? i dunno..i havent calculated yet... -_-
 

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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko+Nov 23 2004, 03:28 AM-->
Originally posted by [email protected] 23 2004, 12:50 AM
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh i need money to take a trip to the mall....sob...


but thank you everybody !!
im in the process of healing..
but its not easy

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How much did you spend on shampoo products???????
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Exactly what I was thinking!!!!!!
 
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