Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's not too late...or is it?

Virginia's Birthday Reminder! Still time to send 100 Blooms for $29.99.

Seeing this in my Inbox this morning I don't remember why I thought signing up for an online florist's birthday reminders was a good thing...

It is too late. This will be the second time my mom celebrates her birthday on golden streets instead of 6412 Nature Dr.

Is there birthday cake in heaven?
Would that be angel food cake...?

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying. (Robert Herrick)

There are a whole slew of proverbs, quotes, poems and songs that remind us of this very thing.

Life is short.
There are no guarantees that the one you see today you'll see again tomorrow.
You may not have another chance.
Carpe Diem. - Seize the day.

And now my birthday reminder has become a reminder for us all.
May we all express love today to those we cherish.

Kind words are like honey,
sweet to the soul and healthy to the body.
Proverbs 16:24

A person's words can be life-giving water;
words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.
Proverbs 18:4

Words satisfy the soul as food satisfies the stomach;
the right words on a person's lips bring satisfaction.
Proverbs 18: 20

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