11.05.2007

I'd Pick More Daisies

THIS WAS WRITTEN BY A WOMAN ON HER 87TH BIRTHDAY!

If I had my life to live over, I'd try to make more mistakes next time.
I would relax.
I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I know of very few things I would take seriously.
I would be crazier.
I would be less hygienic.
I would take more chances.
I would take more trips.
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets.
I would ride more bicycles.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I am one of those people who lives prophylactically and sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I have 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 each day.
I have been one of those people who never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
If I had it to do over again, I would go places and do things, and travel lighter than I have.
If I had my life to live over, I would start bare-footed earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
I would play hooky more.
I wouldn't make such good grades except by accident.
I would ride on more merry-go-rounds.
I'd pick more daisies.

3 comments :

trish said...

I LOVE THAT stacie! Those are some good rules to live by (except maybe the hygenic part, I'd like to stay clean)!

Nana said...

Sound like a good way to go! I can't wait to see you this weekend!

trish said...

I am so jealous that you are going to Utah, I want to see you. I guess next month right?? Have so much fun and snugger that baby for me, would ya??