While at a friend’s place for a dinner over the weekend I came across a poem hanging on their wall. It melted my heart and I could not help but share it with you. It is a poem from late Nadine Stair of Louisville, Kentucky, at 85 years old, describing what she would do if she had her life to live over again. Thank God you and I are reading these words of wisdom before 85
The beauty and Love of the moment…Enjoy your today instead of using it for tomorrow’s worries
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than 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 over 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 people who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute.
If I had to do it 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 way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.