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