A Friendly Reminder To Stop Worrying and To Start Living


An 85-year-old man who learned that he was dying wrote the following piece:

“If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been 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 lived 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, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had to do it 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. I would pick more daisies.”


Isn’t this message a beautiful reminder to all of us? We have to make the most of the time we have on this planet. The old man realized that in order to be happier and get more out of life, he just had to change his priorities. The world is already a beautiful place, to enjoy what we already have, we just have to live consciously.

Whenever we are unhappy, if we analyze the reason for our unhappiness, it is because life is not matching our expectations. Happiness is a decision. Each of us can be as happy as we make up our minds to be. We can, if we want, fill up our days with positivity, animated conversation, chatter and laughter.

To be happy, we need to concentrate only on happy thoughts. A friend of mine still gets worked up and breaks down every time she remembers an unfortunate incident that happened 15 years ago. Let’s not be garbage collectors carrying around trash that was thrown at us 15 years ago. The ghosts of the past have to be exorcised.



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