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If I had to live my life over

Today I stumbled across this inspirational piece; written by 85-year-old Nadine Stair.

If I had to live my life 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 live 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 people 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.

Nadine Stair, 85 years old.

Thank you Nadine for your wisdom and your inspiration. The challenge for the less-wise of us is to take your wisdom and make it our own; take more chances, have moment upon moment upon moment and dance barefoot amongst the daisies.

So team, if life is now, what chances will you take, what changes will you make to make a difference today?