If I had my life to live over again

I received this in my email yesterday and found it delightful.  I’m thinking about my own list now. — Chris

If I had my life to live over again,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax.
I’d limber up.
I’d be sillier than I’ve been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances,
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.

I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles but fewer imaginary ones.
you see, I’m one of those people who was sensible and sane,
hour after hour,
day after day.

Oh, I’ve had my moments.
If I had to do it over again,
I’d have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else- just moments,
one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.

I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
If I could do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had to live my life over,
I would start barefoot earlier in the spring
and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances,
I would ride more merry-go-rounds,
I would pick more daisies.

– Nadine Stair, Louisville at 85 years of age

18 Replies to “If I had my life to live over again”

  1. ‘Terminal adulthood is a terrible disease’ – Chris, that’s wonderful, I think I’ll have that as my daily affirmation from now on. And I’ll also pick more daisies 🙂

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  2. Such good thoughts, I’m trying to have more fun these days as well, Coloring and doing my New Diamond Art projects keep me sane when stuck inside. At least those are fun for me, I would love to encourage my husband to do more fun stuff, because lately we’ve both been sitting on the couch way too much. He is depressed and I understand that, so I don’t push.

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    1. I understand that. I was, too, and it’s hard to let go of that mindset after all these years. That’s why we’re doing “It’s Never Too Late”, to try to awaken some of that younger, more curious mindset.

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