If I Had My Life To Live Over Again  

TomEboy10 59M
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10/10/2005 2:28 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

If I Had My Life To Live Over Again


Someone asked me the other day, if I had my life to live over again
would I change anything.

My answer was no, but then I thought about it and changed my mind.

If I had my life to live over again I would have waxed less and
listened more.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregancy and complaining about
the shadow over my feet, I'd have cherished every minute of it and
realized that the wonderment growing inside me was to be my only
chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

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 invited friends over to dinner if the carpet was stained
and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten popcorn in the "good" living room and worried less
about the dirt when the fireplace was lit.

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

I would have burnt the pink candle sculptured like a rose before it
melted while being stored.

I would have sat cross-legged on the lawn with my children and never
worried about grass stains.

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

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband
which I took for granted.

I would have eaten less cottage cheese and more ice cream.

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 a day.

I would never have bought ANYTHING because it was practical/wouldn't
show soil/guaranteed to last a lifetime.

When my child kissed me impetuously, I would never have said "Later,
now, go get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more I love yous......more I'm sorrys......
more I'm listenings....

but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute of
it.... look at it and really see it......try it on..... live it
....exhaust it....and never give that minute back until there was
nothing left of it.

This was written by the late Erma Bombeck and is a "classic", a must read on a birthday.

digdug41 49M

10/10/2005 8:36 am

I've been givin the opportunity to live two lifes in one lifetime and I am doin all those things that something inside me tried to keep me from doing before I do now it's a process and I'm gradually getting to all of the things in life that I passed up the first time by the grace of god I'll get it.

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