"If I had to live life over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies."
Here's another one of my favorite quotes. I actually think about it every winter because I can't wait to go barefoot again and I try to remember to stretch it out as long as I can because once that snow comes that soft, cold grass will be a distant memory.
Aside from just encouraging me to LIVE IN THIS MOMENT and not have any regrets, these images are so beautiful, whimsical and carefree. Sometimes those kind of moments get shoved to the side when we go from day to day being busy people. I don't want to get to the end of life and wish I had done these things more often. I want to do them now. I try to do them now. Having written this poem/saying in every journal I've ever kept gives me the gentle reminder as much as possible as I see it every time I get the urge to write.
It is such an inspiring and happy message to remind everyone to live fully and without regrets. To enjoy the sweet things in life like running around barefoot for as long as possible, dancing, going on thrilling rides and picking flowers. Sweet and simple, but so thrilling.