By Denise Barry
If I had another day…
I would laugh out loud, even in a really quiet room filled with stuffy people.
I would jump in the pool with my kids when they asked, and even get my hair wet.
I would go to the movies alone. I would order the largest popcorn and the biggest drink, and enjoy every bit of it.
I would say NO when I meant NO. No guilt. No regrets. No explaining.
I would say YES when I meant YES. No guilt. No regrets. No explaining.
I would ask WHY. Often.
I would know that I am just as good as the lady with the triple degree, the high powered job and the “perfect” family.
I would choose my own company over “just anybody’s”. I would enjoy time well spent with myself and not feel sorry.
I would let my son run around in a princess dress without getting embarrassed, because he’s three and who really cares? And who really cares who cares?
I would know that I was strong to refrain from buying my kids all the designer labels the other kids have, because this made them strong.
I would write a book, just because I want to, and not care if I’m the only one who reads it.
I would give a quarter to a homeless person, a dollar, twenty of them….and not feel like a sucker.
I would trust myself and not need to ask a hundred people for the answer.
I would tell my husband I love him in the middle of an argument.
I would hug my kids often, even in front of their friends, because on my final day, when they’ll need it the most, I won’t be there to do it.