Live, love and laugh, and eat dessert first.

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We have a tradition at the Cooper house that goes way back.  Throughout my entire adult life, I have Eat Cakealways eaten dessert first.  My philosophy?  Life is short, eat dessert first.  We did eventually pare that down to special events such as birthdays, holidays, graduations and such, but the principle still remains the same.

Don't put off til "someday" the things in life that you would love to do.  Sometimes, someday never gets here.  When my boys were small, I wanted them to feel the sensation of flying over the open ocean.  So, we took off for St. Thomas so they could have that sensation.  When they studied Spanish, we went to Puerta Vallarta where everyone spoke Spanish.  It's the same principle.  I wanted them to experience life first hand.

Life is too short to put things off.  Do what you've always wanted to do with no regrets.  No one will care how many weekends you worked when it's all over.  They won't care how many awards you won.  They won't care that you were a top producer.  They will appreciate how you squeezed every drop out of life, and that might just turn their envy into action.  Live, love and laugh, and eat dessert first. 

 

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I always keep room for dessert. It's the best part.

December 26, 2012 01:09 PM
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Live, love and laugh, and eat dessert first. 

Good thoughts to have in mind as we approach the challenges of the new year!

December 26, 2012 01:53 PM
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Thanks Mike, I will start following this advice, both in meals and in life.

Have a merry Christmas!

December 27, 2012 12:38 AM
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Thanks for all of the great comments.  I've been on the run the past two days. so I didn't get to each one individually, but I did read them all.  I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and a very prosperous 2013.

December 27, 2012 06:30 AM
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Mike- I may just do that.  When we're out for dinner, my eyes always go to the Dessert section first but I never have room for it.  Your children are very fortunate.

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