Nugget # 75 Life is not a Dress Rehearsal!

30 Sep

 “Life is not a dress rehearsal.”- Rose Tremain

Hi friends,

Often in life we find ourselves ruminating about the past and wishing that things had happened differently. Many times we wish that we could just rewind a few of the events in life, some misunderstandings/some words spoken/ some words left unspoken…..and just replay it again the right way. Then things would be better and all would be right again but the truth is that this life of ours is not a dress rehearsal.

A dress rehearsal is defined as a full-scale uninterrupted rehearsal or practice of a theater or musical performance with costumes and stage properties. This practice is intended to perfect the performance before the public sees it, making sure every detail of the show meets expectations.

However when it comes to life, we do not have to live life on autopilot and just take what comes. In fact since life is not a dress rehearsal we should ensure that we live it exactly the way we would want it. For this we may have to make several detours and improvements on the way. It may even require us to let go of the labels that either we have put on ourselves or others may have. Just because we have been one way all our life doesn’t mean that we should die that way. We need to listen to our heart and do all the things that we want to but never could. In some cases we may have to put down some full stops and start new paragraphs to get ahead in life.

Click to enjoy this song : Life is not a Dress Rehearsal, welcome to the main event!


  Nugget of Life: “Live life like you are on a ramp, walking tall and gracefully because life is not a dress rehearsal, it’s your final and best performance!”- Aarti Khurana

Have an exciting week,


Sparky Laurie


Posted by on September 30, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Nugget # 75 Life is not a Dress Rehearsal!

  1. Noel Williams

    September 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    This is so inspiring and touching. It makes me feel like crying. Thanks so much for sharing my friend. I needed to read this today. God blesses.

    • sparkylaurie

      October 1, 2012 at 7:51 am

      Dear Noel, so glad that it touched you.It’s something that I have been feeling for this past week. Let’s just make sure we make the very best of the rest, huh? Love always. Take care! 🙂


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