Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What would You Do?

This post is going to be short and sweet (and honestly I am "stealing" from my dad with this post).  I am heading out early Tuesday morning for a 4 day conference.  I always enjoy this conference- I would just rather be at home LOL.  Especially since weather wise it is so much better than last week (seriously- TONS of rain) but no- this is how I feel:

or maybe this one:

Anyway, my dad had this post tonight and it really struck a chord with me.  You see- in less than 3 weeks is my 20 year high school reunion (eek) and as I take a trip down memory lane this just really resonated with me.  So, take a gander at the following and then comment with an answer to the question!  Share this post if you can- would love to hear what others would say!

If I had my life to live over again, 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 take more trips.  I would be crazier.
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets.
I would do more walking and looking.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would have more actual troubles, and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I’m one of those people who lives life prophylactically and sensibly hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it 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’ve been one of those people who never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat, aspirin, and a parachute.
If I had to do it over again I would go places, do things, and travel lighter than I have.
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 play hookey more.
I wouldn’t make such good grades, except by accident.
I would ride on more merry-go-rounds.
I’d pick more daisies.

So, your question for the day- What would do if you had it to do all over again?  Here's my answer that I wrote on my dad's comments: 
I would let go of things that aren’t really that big. I would guard my heart more in some cases but open it in others. I would make sure to say the words “thank you”, “I love you” and even “I miss you” when given the opportunity. I would realize that it really is okay to say no- but sometimes, even in the times you WANT to say “no”- a “yes” is what is needed more. I would learn to listen more and talk less.


Bill (cycleguy) said...

WOW! I'm honored that you would do this. Hope the conference is a good one. Looking forward to seeing you in those couple of weeks. Love you much. Answer: I would make that time to ride. I would be more careful with my money and not always feel like I needed a better vehicle. I would save so your mom would not have to work so hard.

Tami said...

Dad- it was perfect! I even shared it with my reunion FB page because of some discussions going on there too. Love you and can't wait to see you also!

Anonymous said...

What I wouldn't change was meeting YOU!!!! I am so glad that our paths crossed. ;) Love you girly!

Caitlin H said...

This is beautiful, love! And so incredibly true. I know/hope I still have a lot of living left in my life, but there are already more than a few things that I would change from my younger years. I hope I can keep that in mind as I get older, especially the loosening up, not taking things so seriously, and taking more chances. Have a great conference!

Christie S said...

I would not let small setbacks set me really far back like I've let it. Move forward more instead of always looking back.

Rachel Page said...

This is so inspiring. I will make my own list.