My Life

My Life

From Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul

My Life

If I could live my life over,
I’d do some things differently.
I’d play more, laugh more and love more,
And allow myself to be free.

I’d do more to and for others
As I’d like done to and for me.
I’d forgive myself more often,
I’d give more and do more freely.

I’d practice more relaxation,
Listen to what the body says.
I’d smell more flowers, see more trees,
Include more nature in my days.

I’d worry less about neatness
And how other people see me.
I’d ease up far more on strictness
And live life spontaneously.
I’d thank people far more often
And thank God for all that is me.
I can’t live my life all over,
So I’ll be the most I can be.

Kathy Chamberlin

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