Published on: Apr 10 2013 by LindsayMcClure

I’ve been feeling a little guilty about a little too much play and not enough work. My guilt reminded me of a really touching poem my Grandpa Carl wrote towards the end of his life that I want to share


Memo to my loved ones

If I had to do it all over ….

If I had my life to live over again, I’d relax more. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I’d take more trips. I’d climb more mountains, swim more rivers and watch more sunsets. I’d do more walking & do more looking. I would eat more natural foods (just as God made them). I’d have a great deal fewer imaginary problems.

I’d do more spur-of-the-moment things – and fewer highly planned items. Maybe I’d be less sensible and organized (I’d throw my appointment books away). Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had it to do over- I’d have more great belly laughs and fun!

I’d pray more and spend more time with God… spend more time seeking first His Kingdom and laying up treasures in Heaven instead of on earth.

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefooted earlier in the spring- and stay that way later in the fall. I would play more. I’d ride more merry-go-rounds andplay with kids more. And finally, I’d do a lot of things exactly as I did them this time around. Oh yes I would … what a family … what friends … what memories for Eternity. Thanks!





Maybe I’m taking the advice about going barefooted a little too literally.


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One Comment to “Reflections”

  1. Rhonda says:

    Having only known you a short time, I can easily say your Grandpa Carl would be (IS) VERY proud of you, Lindsay, and you are living it like he wrote it :)
    Guilt and love are exact opposites and cannot coexist. Keep on loving life – no boundaries – no guilt – just fun, joy and enjoying the wind in your face! Keep smiling even if it means bugs in yer teeth 😀

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