A friend emailed this to me at work and I wanted to share it....hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America-
> If you remember, she's the wife of Todd Beamer who said 'Let's
> Roll!' and helped take down the plane that was heading for Washington
> D.C. She said it's the little things that she misses most about Todd,
> such as hearing the garage door open as he came home, and her children
> running to meet him.
> She's now the Mom of a beautiful little girl, Mary.
> Lisa recalled this story:
> I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose
> husband died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week after his death,
> she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students. As the
> late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows
> and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge
> of her desk and sat down there. With a gentle look of reflection on her
> face, she paused and said, Class is over, I would like to share with all
> of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very
> Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate
> and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience
> will end. It can be taken away at any moment. Perhaps this is the
> powers way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single
> Her eyes, beginning to water, she went on, So I would like you all
> to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your
> way home, fine something beautiful to notice. It doesn't have to be
> something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread
> wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze
> slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light
> catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.
> Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may
> sound trite to some, these things are the "stuff" of life. The little
> things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for
> granted. We must make it important to notice them, for at anytime...it
> can all be taken away.
> The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out
> of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my
> way home from school than I had that whole semester.
> Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an
> impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those
> things that sometimes we all overlook.
> Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today.
> Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home
> tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is
> not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.
> If you like this, please pass it on to a friend, if not just delete it and
> go on with your life!
> Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
> moments that take our breath away."