An adaptation of the original work ‘If I Had My Life Over’ by Nadine Stair and Don Herold.

If I had my life over, I would dare to make more mistakes.

I would relax more.
I would care more for my body and mind.
I would be sillier.
I would eat more ice cream.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances.
I would go more places and meet more people.
I would be outside more.
I would climb more mountains and watch more sunsets.
I would hug everyone I meet.
I would play hooky more.
I would seek out more teachers who inspire relaxation and fun.
I would have more real troubles and fewer imaginary ones.

All of my long life I have been one of those people who live prudently and dutifully, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments… and if I had to do it again I would have more of them; one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day, yet always struggling to keep up with the minutes of the day, a slave to the nebulous, infinite future. If I had to do it over, I would be kinder to myself. I would tell myself how proud I am of me. How much I love the beautiful soul I’ve become. I would take the time to smile at my existence. I would do this every day.

I would love more freely, more recklessly.
I would throw more parties.
I would be less serious.
I would have more picnics.
I would live more of my life for me.
And I would dance in the rain.