would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of
pretending the earth
would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there
for the day.
would have burned the pink candle sculpted like
a rose before it melted
would have talked less and listened more.
would have invited friends over to dinner even if
the carpet was stained,
or the sofa faded.
would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living
room and worried much
less about the dirt when someone wanted to light
a fire in the fireplace.
would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather
ramble about his
would have shared more of the responsibility carried
by my husband.
would never have insisted the car windows be rolled
up on a summer day
because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
would have cried and laughed less while watching
television and more
while watching life.
would never have bought anything just because it
was practical, wouldn't
show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have
moment and realized that the wonderment growing
inside me was the only
chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have
said, "Later. Now go
get washed up for dinner." There would have
been more "I love you's." More
mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize
at it and really see it .. live it and never give
it back. Stop sweating
the small stuff.
worry about who doesn't like you, who has more,
or who's doing what.
let's cherish the relationships we have with those
who do love us.
Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with.
And what we are doing each
day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally.
I hope you all
have a blessed day.
3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister
(Mum I can't go to
school looking like this!)
20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too
thin, too short/too
tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides
she's going out anyway.
30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too
thin, too short/too
tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides
she doesn't have time to fix
it, so she's going out anyway.
40: She looks at herself and sees "clean"
and goes out anyway.
50: She looks at herself and sees "I am"
and goes wherever she wants to
60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of
all the people who
can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore.
Goes out and conquers the
70: She looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter
and ability, goes out
and enjoys life.
80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple
hat and goes out to
have fun with the world.