“Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?” ~Henry James
I Would Pick More Daisies
When the late Nadine Stair 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."
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ursula K. Le Guin
“To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.” Khalil Gibran
“Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don’t miss it. ” Leo Buscaglia
“Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.” Sister Mary Corita Kent
P.S: A great question to ask oneself is…..
“What can I be and do different in this moment/today that would change the quality of my life for the better ?????”
Thank you for visiting the TREASURE TROVE today…..I trust that you have found something really,really valuable.