Friday, 16 July 2010

Pick more daisies

I don’t know how it started but I woke up feeling a little melancoly ...overwhelmed by stress & worry of the past few months.
Then I ended up tumbling across an inspirational story.

Wednesday ~ my adventures through the filing cabinet resulted in a pile of documents I had to burn
can't find the shredder . This morning as I sifted through what to burn I came across this uplifting piece in an old newsletter from 1994 . (The internet is such an amazing place...starting with a few words it takes you to places that you couldn’t even dream of finding .)

When the late Nadine Stair (she was allegedly still alive when the newsletter was typed in 1994) of Louisville, Kentucky, was 85 years old, she was asked what she would do if she had her life to live over again.

"I'd make more mistakes next time," she said. "I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been on 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 to do it 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 persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, and a raincoat. If I had to do it over 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 and I would pick more daisies."

I think I need more of this more often ...right now. I need to loosen up.
We all need to look up to the brighter side of life and down to our feet (remember the daisies).
The world is only as beautiful as we can imagine it or when we open our eyes around us...

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