Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dust if you must...

Remember....a layer of dust protects the Wood beneath it. '
A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.'
I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - 'in case someone came over'.
Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!

NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the'condition' of my home They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun. If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice. Life is short. Enjoy it!

Dust if you must ....... But wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must,
but there's not much time . . . . With beer to drink , rivers to swim and mountains to climb , music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must,
but the world's out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around, again.

Dust if you must ,
but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind. . And when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust!


  1. nice to see your post...Hows Gizmo????
    I really do not spend the time I use to "cleaning" my house...lifes too short got to enjoy it!

  2. Thank you for that good advice. I always tell John we need to hit the country roads while we can. At our age we don't know how long we will be able to.

  3. LoL,,you should see my house right now. I guess I too have figured this one out...
    Enjoy your week!
    Hugs, Sheri

  4. 100% agreement here on my part!

  5. Thank you Joyce. I haven'y dusted in a long time. The only time is when I pick up a book I want to read that's been sitting for a while.

    When I'm stuck on a paragraph and have to think about it, that's the time to wash a few dishes.

    I don't care if my desk is a mess. It gives me something to do and things to think about.

    Good advice Joyce.


  6. Just had this conversation with Melody, my daughter. She said, "Mom, all I do is clean. There is just not enough time in the day to get everything done."