If I had my life to live 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 and I would pick more daisies.
R and R Sunday
Dear God, help me to slow down and watch and share your daisies
If I had my life to live over, I'd pick more daisies.
I'd try to make more mistakes next time.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would relax, I would limber up.
I know very few things I would take seriously.
I would take more trips, travel lighter.
I would be crazier. I would be less hygienic.
I would take more chances.
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets.
I would eat more ice cream and less beets.
I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I am one of those people who live practically and sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I have had my mad moments, And if I had it to do over again,
I'd have more of them.
Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many minutes ahead.
I have been one of those people who never go anywhere
Without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat, and road map.
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 ride more merry-go-rounds, and swing more.
I would do more water and sun-fun things.
I'd turn more somersaults, and roll in the grass, and go barefoot all over.
If I had my life to live over.
I'd spend more time at fun places.
I'd try to be more in touch with God and those I love.
I'd pray aloud more and not care what people think or expect of me.
I'd give more to me, and take more of you.
I'd just be me more and more....
Yes, I'd pick more daisies next time.
What would I do differently, if I could do it all over again? I know one thing for sure, I would have taken a lot more time, When I had a young family I thought I took time to spend many precious moments with them. I thought of ways to make their days happy ones and found lots and lots to do with them. But the years sped by before I knew it and now I wonder if I really did all I could have done.
Now I'm being given another chance and the time to spend time with my children and grandchildren. Many of my days are blessed with just that. Time is a gift we can give ourselves and to others.
This Sunday I hope you'll give yourself some of that precious time just to rest and relax and enjoy the day. Next week will be a busy one for me and for a lot of you too. So take the time to refresh yourself for the week ahead.
Today is a gift -- unwrap it. Maybe we would be happier if we tried a little harder and focused on all the good in our lives.
As always you are all in my thoughts and prayers.