Thursday, August 14, 2008


I won't quote this exactly right because the speaker was a bit more bold than I am...rather like one of my readers, Hi, Brenda. Haha...but I have believed this ever since I heard it.

"Life is a banquet and most people are starving to death".

The author of this quote, Patrick Dennis's Mother, lived to be 100 years old. She believed we should live life to the fullest. Apparently she practiced what she preached. They made a movie about her, played to the hilt by Roslind Russell, It was called "Auntie Mame" as most of you probably know.

What we have is this moment. The past is over and done with, we can't change it. The future may never come, at least here on this Earth. Now, this moment is yours. Enjoy it. Hold it up to the light and examine it. "The unexamined life is not worth living". Socrates said. He was a smart man and I see no reason to disagree.

Continually take stock and see what you need to live life to it's fullest. Are you too busy? Or maybe you are not busy enough! As we get older, we tend to hibernate more. We enjoy our little, comfortable cave. Get out there and enjoy yourself. Life is to be savored. Another thing we have heard all our lives is "Life is short" is. Don't miss a thing! Ask yourself this question before you go to bed tonight? "Why did I take a day like today, for granted?"


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Eve,

Oh, I remember "Auntie Mame!"

Yes, the older we get, the more aware we are of time's passing, of seizing the moment, and enjoying the moments that mean so much, that make life joyful. Family, friends, walks in the woods, are all blessings I savor these days. And I'm off this morning to do just that. Another Banquet is awaiting. I know it will be delicious!

Lovely post. Have a wonderful day!


Nola said...

Didn't you just love that movie? I think Lucille Ball did a remake of it, didn't she? Maybe we can get Brenda( to post the quote verbatim, I'll ask her! Oh, maybe I'll post it, too, it was a classic!
Ladies, go out and enjoy today's banquet...

Brenda Kula said...

Yep, I'm the bold one of the bunch! And proud of it! You are so right in your words. Lovely post.

CurtissAnn said...

Oh, so true! Thanks for the reminder to really Live.

smilnsigh said...

Yes, I remember how "Auntie Mame" delivered that line!!! -grin-

And no, don't take any day for granted. Wise words.

Miss Mari-Nanci
When Twilight Embraces

Donna said...

I LOVED that version of Auntie Mame!!! I Always live in the NOW...Happy weekend sweetie!!hughugs

Mary said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and also for the scripture that you left. I love that scripture and I can certainly use it tonight. Just experienced something painful and I look forward to the "morning"

I really enjoyed reading this post.
I don't remember "Auntie Mame" but she must have been an exceptional person for there to be a movie about her.

I'm afraid that I am one of those that find myself wanting to "hibernate" more. I'm not sure of the reason. I like the things that you said, and I want to make better use of my time.


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