9-11. A Message by 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 neighbor.
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

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


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.