If I could live life over!

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded or the room was messy.

I would have eaten popcorn in the "GOOD" living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandmother ramble about her youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been done.

I would have burned the good candle before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with the kids and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

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 never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

When the kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more saying "I love You" There would have been more hugs and kisses.

but mostly, given another shot at life,

I would seize every minute.....

look at it and really see it ...

live it ...

and never give it back.