This story made me smile, because I am always sweating each time we arrive to the air port and check in my luggage. I pray silently as they weigh it, hoping it doesn't weigh more than 50 pounds. Seriously, aren't there classes or something out there, to teach you how to pack and travel lighter? I really want to learn how, maybe like this story I should relax more, maybe that is my problem. I always try pack lots of things, just in case I need them.
Anyway, this was a sweet story about relaxing and truly appreciating the MOMENTS in life! Since my battles with Cancer, I feel like I do that a lot anyway. But like all of us...it never hurts to have a reminder!
Good night dear friends!
I Would Pick More Daisies
When the late Nadine Stair of Louisville, Kentucky, was 85 years old, she was asked what she would do if she had her life to live over again.
"I'd make more mistakes next time," she said. "I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been on 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 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 of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, and a raincoat. If I had to do it over 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 and I would pick more daisies." ~ Don Herold(Adapted) ~http://www.inspirationpeak.com/cgi-bin/stories.cgi?record=42
"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~Unknown
"Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want." Geoffrey F. Abert