Monday, November 28, 2011

If I had my life to live over I would pick more daisies

I read this morning and had to share, just in case you all need as much of a pick-me-up as I did for the start of this post-Thanksgiving week:

If I Had My Life to Live Over

"I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been 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 lives sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh I've 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 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."

by Nadine Stair
If I had my life to live over I would pick more daisies
I'm off to eat more ice cream, pick more daisies and climb more mountains...AKA fold laundry, change/feed/burp, make dinner, finish that book...but along the way take time to enjoy moments like these:

(photos courtesy of Andrea Sanford)
Happy Monday!


  1. Thanks... I needed this today.

  2. :) Beautiful. And so glad to see Pudge behaving herself and acting like she might just like baby brother yet lol

  3. A good reminder. And I love their cute photo shoots! :)

  4. I totally agree ...

    Carter is changing so fast, does he fit already into his "bear onesis" or is it too small already?

    Have a great week!


  5. What a wonderful reminder...I needed that today!

    Carter is getting so big, those cheeks are too cute! I love the first picture in your last post...might be my all time favorite! 35min for your first race was fantastic - congratulations!!!

  6. What wonderful pix! I think you can get a Christmas card here if you haven't already!

  7. I just realized the bear hat has paws. Even cuter!

  8. I think that the picture of you kissing Addison and Carter smiling on is the cutest picture.:)I love it.:)I was wondering if you have ever read the book A good and perfect Gift by Amy Julia Becker.I just finished reading it and thought that you may enjoy it.Some of the things I read sounded alot like what you have said at times.If you are interested just leave me a comment at my blog with your address which I will not publish.You may have already read it?Looking forward to your book.


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