If I Had My Life To Live Over

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If I Had My Life To Live Over

If I had my life to live over

What would you do?

If I had my life to live over

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would have gone into a holding pattern if I weren't there for a day.

I would have burned 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 to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded....and I would have eaten popcorn in the "good" living room and worried much less about dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fire place.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been done.
I would have sat in the grass 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 just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed for a lifetime. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miricle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later, now go get washed for dinner".

There would have been more "I love yous" more "I'm sorries"....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.

Stop sweating the small stuff. Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.

Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who DO love us. Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with, and what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Life is too short to let it pass you by. We only have one shot at this and then it's gone.

Erma Bombeck

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