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)

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.