If I Could Do It Over Again

Life has come and gone and I have heard it told; "It took all of my yesterdays to make my todays". What I have left is the dream I started with, the nucleus of my being. It is the thought of "What if I could do it all over again?" that set me in a cyclone of rear view contemplation.

If I could do it over again, I would spend more time with my mother. When she was fairly young and I was a young child, she held the secret to my life. She made me into a reputable and productive young man. She passed to me that I needed to study hard and be punctual.

If I could do it all again, I would spend more time getting to know my father. When he was fairly young, and I was a child, he spent his life caring for his family, way more than caring for himself. He made me understand the sense of responsibility, and taught me to find the right priorities and to seek wisdom. He also managed to teach me fear and respect.

If I could do it all again, I would be closer to my brothers and sisters. Each one of them had their own talents. Each had their own personality. Just because we came from the same parents didn't make us all to have the same character traits or make us to have the same dreams. We were perhaps of the same DNA but not of the same anything else. We were distinctly different.

If I could do it all over again, I would spend more time with the love of my life, My wife was the best I could imagine. She was thoughtful and considerate in many ways and always thought of others. She was amazing and could do things I could not even begin to think of. She had a glow and a light within her that made others feel loved and appreciated.

If I could do it all over again, I would spend more time with my daughters, the very fruit of my loins; they were my treasure and a gift from above. I would spend more time with them, loving them, and showing them a fathers devotion. I would direct them in pursuit of life, and help them achieve their own dreams. I would see them through to their first steps into adulthood. I would make sure they had adequate support and strive to give them confidence in their lives.

If I could do it over again, I would change the world I live in. I would show others how to make it and not break it. I would lead a life of purpose, and I would let myself flow into others. I would not be so selfish with my time and my abilities. I would help the elderly and the handicapped more. I would give of my resources and of my talents when they were needed to those I loved and even to my neighbors. I would not forget the destitute. I would encourage the destitute, the helpless and the hopeless to make it. I would just be different. I would ask myself each evening "Did I do everything possible to make a difference and to effect my surroundings? Did I show love to a few people throughout my day?"

If I could do it all over again, I would still be here examining myself. I would give a thought and a prayer to who I am. I would say " WHO AM I?".

Oscarlites August 16, 2015 Copyright by Law.


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kj force 18 months ago from Florida

Interesting article...strange as it seems I DID what you thought you would have done and it actually didn't work as the reciptors of my passion weren't on the same page...thanks for the share

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Oscarlites 18 months ago from Alabama Author

Thanks, I don't know if I was saying "lets actually try this over again", not as much as I was visiting the past in a past tense review. Like many of us say " what could I have done differently?" Yes you are right , to actually replay history, would have to be a scripted movie, and with me as the revenue collector! I appreciate your comment.

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peachpurple 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

Very touching article for expressing your thoughts, if i could start all over again, i rather be a single and stay wirh my parents

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Oscarlites 16 months ago from Alabama Author

well, I kept looking after my parents as they grew older.. now that they are gone, I still miss them! thanks for your perspective!

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