Savor Life

“If I had my life to live over I’d like to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would eat more ice cream and
less bans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I would have fewer imaginary ones. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.

I would have perhaps 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 to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I would try to have nothing else. Just one day 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 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.”

Editor’s note:
The author, Nadine, wrote this at the age of 85. She died in a Louisville, Kentucky, nursing home, at the age of 88.


2 thoughts on “Savor Life”

  1. I absolutely loved this… And is a wonderful way to view life through yellow or rose colored glasses.
    I remember this story being posted a while back, and am So excited to see it posted again. Fantastic job!!

  2. I believe my son lived his life with this thinking….I would tell him if he keeps this up he is going to die. He would reply, ” Dad, I’m not here for a long time, I am here for a good time! His life was up at 32. I never looked at this way…but maybe he did live his life to the fullest. In the Bahamas, he once dove in the ocean with sharks!
    With Gratitude,

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