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Are You Really Living?

Centennial Year

I ran across this quote while working on another blog post:

“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden.
I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

It is so easy to get caught up in busy and forget to really live. How much of what we do is living and how much is distraction? If it were all to end today, would you be grateful or regretful? Have you really lived? What would do today if you knew it was your last day?

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Pauline loves living and hopes she lives long enough to write a few more books. To find out more about the books she’s already written, pop over to her website. Or check out her books on this blog. 🙂

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