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If I Had My Life To Live Over

If I had my life to live over I 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.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner, even if the carpet was stained or the sofa faded.
I 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 fire place.
I would have taken time to listen to my Grandfather ramble on about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.



Kind hearts are the gardens
Kind thoughts are the roots
Kind words are the flowers
Kind deeds are the fruits

Take care of your garden
And keep out the weeds
Fill it with sunshine
Kind words and kind deeds

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life’s Questions

Is life to live and give,
Is life to share and care
or do I live to fret and,
live to get
Is it just for me,
and what I want to be,
or for others,
my sisters and my brothers
To learn and show concern,
or shrug and turn my back
How long is it then,
three score years and ten,
Maybe – with a little added on
Or just a few years,
and then it's gone.
Gone for ever ……..
What did I do with my life
did I live it for me,
or for you, Lord?