Surprising Jimmy Stewart Midlife Poem

Thank you for visiting Mid Life Celebration. I know most of you are insanely busy. How? Because I’m one of you. It’s also easy to predict that most of you will not have time to click on this video, especially if you’re reading from a handheld device.

So this is for the others. The few. The ones who know full well that life is hard and that carving out time has to be some one’s responsibility.

Did you watch the sunset last night? Or the sunrise this morning?

Time marches on. This is a beautiful story. Just like last night’s sunset. But you really have no idea do you?

Mid-Life Crisis Do-Over?

Mid-Life Crisis do-over?

What would you do differently, if you knew then what you now know at mid-life?

Here’s an interesting mid-life perspective.  It’s from a greeting card from a few years ago.  Here’s what the card said.  Plus at the end, you can click on the hyperlink to see the entire poem, as well as Diane Loomans’ website.

**** If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again ****

If I had my child to raise over again, I’d finger-paint more and point my finger less.

I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

I’d be firm less often, and affirm much more…

If I had my child to raise over again, I’d teach less about the love of power and more about the power of love.   —  Diane Loomans (adapted)