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If I had my life to live over….

Its been a day where I woke up feeling really down. We all have those days where we just don’t want to get out of bed. I can’t even begin to describe how difficult the last few weeks have been, but then again, there has always been a sprinkling of joy every single day. Today, I am waiting for those random things that can cheer me up and hoping I will find the inspiration to leave my bed.

In any case, as I was going over my Facebook account, I came across this note/poem which I found very interesting.

 

If I had to live my life over…

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the “good” living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather rambling about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television, and more while watching life.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick, instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment, realising that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.”

There would have been more “I love you’s” and more “I’m sorry’s”

. . . but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute . . . 
look at it and really see it . . . and never give it back.” 

There are so many things we regret not doing. We wish we could turn back time and make changes in our life. If only it were that easy. We have to learn from others’ mistakes and from our own. Life goes on and each day teaches us another lesson. I wonder what today will teach me! I can’t wait to know! 🙂
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