If I could live my life over...
Friday, October 11, 2013
If I could live my life over, I would have:
*practiced memorization by memorizing passages from the Bible and other books.
*been more kind, volunteered regularly, and made gratitude and love my way of life.
*never spoken negatively about anyone, and instead would have made it my practice to see only the good in others.
*never complained about anything.
*lived more simply with less things.
*never become a consumer.
*taken more physical fitness classes or sports.
*taken Speech classes in school and joined the Toastmasters club.
*joined teams that required discipline.
*taken more art classes.
*stuck to drinking only water and never have tasted a flavored drink.
*never smoked (I'm so glad I quit 18 years ago!).
*resisted peer pressure.
*loved my body for its faithful service instead of hating myself for so long.
*worked hard (and only 6 days per week), even if it were for no pay.
*done something every day that gives my life purpose and meaning.
*slept on a regular schedule.
*bought a fountain pen and several colors of ink long ago!
*learned to write awesome letters that are gifts to the people I care about, and would have never resorted to email.
*learned to love plain food without a lot of salt. skipped the sauces. made colorful food my main diet, eaten less colorful food in moderation, and skipped the junk food.
*said "yes" to all the things that make me a better person.
*been true to myself and not worried about the people who criticize and gossip.
Hmmm...I don't know if I should continue to add to this list, or if I should begin to see how many I can make my habit now, before the list gets any longer!
I think I'll choose the latter.
What about you? What would you change if you could live your life over again?