I'd Pick More Daisies

If I had my life to live over again,

I'd try to make more mistakes next time.

I would relax.

I would limber up.

I would be sillier than I have been this trip.

I know of very few things I would take seriously.

I would take more trips.

I would climb more mountains,

swim more rivers and watch more sunsets.

I would do more walking and looking.

I would eat more ice cream and less beans.

I would have more actual troubles

and fewer imaginary ones.

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 each day.

If I had it to do over again,

I would go places, do things and travel lighter than I have.

If I had it to liver over,

I would start barefooted earlier in the spring

and stay that way later in the fall.

I would ride on more merry-go-rounds.

I'd pick more daisies.

- from Richard N. Bolles