If I had my life to live over,
I'd try to make more mistakes next time.

I would relax. I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have on this trip.
I would be crazier. I would be less hygienic.
I would take more chances, I would take more trips.
I would climb more mountains,
swim more rivers,
and watch more sunsets.
I would burn more gasoline.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would have more actual troubles
and fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I am one of those people who lives
prophylactically and sensibly and sanely,
hour after hour,
day after day.

Oh, I have had my moments
And if I had it to do 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 each day.
I have been one of those people who never go anywhere
without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle,
a raincoat, and a parachute.

If I had to do it over again,
I would go places and do things.
I'd travel lighter than I have.
If I had my life to live over,
I would start barefooted,
earlier in the spring
and stay that way later in the fall.
I would play hooky more.
I wouldn't make such good grades
except by accident.
I would ride on merry-go-rounds.
I'd pick more daisies. . .

NADINE STAIR, aged 55

5 comments:

Sorrow said...

okay ,
I can
am
Love
will continue
to
DO THIS!
awesome!
:)

Donn Coppens said...

Sound advice..
Life is a garden
DIG IT!

That means you gotta get down N dirty sometimes...when the plants are ripe are you need to pick them or there gone.

Love it.

Mel said...

:-)

Yup....pick more daisies....definitely!

((((((((((( ILTV )))))))))))))))

Perfect for the close of my day, btw......

Anonymous G said...

Sounds like a good life. We can each choose a few from the list, can't we?

More than a few??

Dave said...

I do my best to be silly.