Pick More Daisies
Published on November 16, 2011Driving home from my last presentation today I started thinking about whether X-Factor would be on or not. Thinking about watching it and what I do for a living everyday actually made me laugh out loud. "What would my clients think" I mused "If they knew I was rushing home to watch X-Factor?" That thought made me realize in a moment how profound and important this really was. All day, most days, I work with clients trying to help them uncover their inner child. That authentic voice that we are all born with has the capacity help us go and do and become anything we choose in life. "Was this not very much the same child like voice that was telling me to get home and indulge in some mindless but enjoyable activity?" The answer was "of course". These thought caused me to remember a poem I read many years ago that was written by an 85 year old woman. I looked it up on the internet and found it. Her name was Nadine Star of Louisville, Kentucky. This was her response when 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." Make certain that on this unbelievable journey of life, that you take the time to pick more daisies. Have an excellent day.