> What a difference a sad event in
> someone's life makes.

> recently died...)
> Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could
> write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate.
> A wonderful 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 delete...
> 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 mind.
> Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
> that take our breath away.
> If you don't send this to at least 8 people....Who cares?
> George Carlin
> ------ End of Forwarded Message