If I had to Live my Life Over,
I would have gone to be when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I wasn't there for a day.
I would have burnt the pink candle sculpted like a rose
before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over for dinner even though the carpet was stained or 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 ramble on about his youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because I had just got my hair teased and sprayed.
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 never have bought anything because practical, wouldn't show soil, and was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized the wonderment growing inside of me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, l would never have said, "Later. Now go wash up for dinner."
There would have been more "I Love you's". More, "I'm sorry's".
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute, look at it and really see it, live it and never give it back.
(by Erma Bombeck, after she found out she was dying of cancer)
Life is short so always let the people that you care about know it. Never let pride get in the way. And try to forgive, noone is perfect.
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If I had to Live my Life Over
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very good. everyone makes mistakes so need to forgive and offer wisdom.
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