Monday, January 15, 2007

If I Had My Life to Live Over


I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier that I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments and if I had it to do 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 of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had it to do all over again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry go rounds. I would pick more daisies.
-Nadine Stair
I found this great book "If I had to live my life over" this weekend at an antique store in Owensboro. It was a true bargain at only $2.95. It's a great collection of stories and poems written by women. Reflections of the choices they've made, childhood through old age. The poem from above was penned by an 85 year old gal from Louisville. And I love the dedication at the beginning of the book "To the women who inspired me to make wiser choices and the women who comforted me when I made foolish ones." Love that!

2 comments:

Erin Crisp said...

Just had my second session with you and the football players at school. I'm really enjoying it. My husband and I do some yoga and pilates via home video, but we've never been able to afford a real live instructor. Thanks so much for the quality instruction.

Sharon Tessandori said...

Thanks for the comment Erin! I'm having fun with that class...football players and teachers doing yoga together. It's great!

I checked your blog out and your kids are just too cute!