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10 things I could have, should have, would have…

1. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have made more time to sit down and really listened to my grandmother’s stories better…

2. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have enjoyed my college experience more and taken advantage of everything that I could…

3. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have taken the time to travel around the world and see all of the places that I had studied…

4. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have spent more time enjoying my pregnancies instead of worrying about them…

5. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have spent less time worrying about the mess my kids were making and made it with them…

6. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have spent more time working with Ainsley on her speaking rather than worrying about her not walking…

7. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have not stressed about each project I worked on…

8. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have spent more time with Rebeka on her homework…

9. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have taken more time to talk to my husband about his business…

10. If I could close my eyes and go back in time I would have spent more time telling my children and husband how much I love them and how much they mean to me…

We each have the ability to change some things in our lives. What could you have done, should have done, or would have done? Make a list now, and change the things that you still can.

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Shelley Kramm is the founder and editor of I'm Still Standing and The DC Ladies. Learn more about her and her inspirational family here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and on about.me.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for following my blog. I’m following yours too!
    Did you realize all your followers’ avatars are animals? Hehe

  2. What a lovely post. A good reminder that we all need to take more time to live in the present and enjoy our kids, whatever age they are.

    I’m following you from the MBC Under 100 Club. I look forward to reading more!

  3. Stopping by from Follow Me club –

    I too wish I had listened better to my grandparents while I had the chance. I’m trying to impart that wisdom to my daughter while hers are still with us.

  4. Wow, I’m just waking up this morning and all of these things are resonating with me in a deep, thoughtful way. I agree with every one of your should have, would have, could haves…I share a lot of them. Some of them, I still have time to work on. Thanks for the insight :)

  5. What an excellent post, and great reminder!

    You have given me something to think about this afternoon:) Great to meet you!

  6. Thank you for following me – I am now following you as well.

    This is a wonderful post. Amazing how we don’t really take the time when it is afforded to us. Thank your for the reminder that we all need to make each day count.

    Happy Wednesday! =)

  7. Scuola Piccolina says:

    These are great lessons. I am a new follower. I look forward to reading your blog. Visit my nonprofit’s blog and website. Parenthood for Me.org
    You should join my weekly post tomorrow The Quotable Quotidian. It is a place to share famous quotes not so famous quotes, line of poetry, etc.
    Erica

  8. Hi Shelley!
    Your blog is so inspirational!
    You are a heck of a mom!
    I am learning so much from you and your family.
    Thank you!
    You guys are amazing…

    Jeannie

  9. Hi Shelley,

    I think I’m going to close my eyes now …
    Inspiring post!

    Hope to see you around – and don’t forget to share your thoughts!

    Ps – Thanks for the follow!

  10. I love your blog! I am following you from the Mom Blogger Club. This is a wonderful post and has really inspired me to cherish every little moment. You have an amazing story and family!

  11. What an Inspiring Post

    Thank you for the follow!! I am so honored that you are a fan…Please post your thoughts and comments when you come to visit!!

  12. Your post really made me think! I can’t wait to read more!

    I’m signing up to follow you from the Under 100 club @ MBC.

  13. Beautiful post. Following you through MBC.

  14. Hi! You have a fabulous blog! This is Cherrie of Imahotmom.com visiting from the Follow Me Club…

  15. Hi Shelley,
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    I’ve been tagged and I just tagged you
    http://gottalovemom.blogspot.com/2009/04/ive-been-tagged.html

  16. What a thought provoking post…there are absolutely some things on that list I would love to close my eyes and go back in time to really savor… :)

    Thanks for the follow earlier this week – I’m finally getting caught up on the rest of the list over at MBC, so I’m following you now, too! :)

  17. Betty says:

    I feel the same way about my grandmother’s stories too. I loved your list. :)

  18. This is such a wonderful post!!! Maybe you should turn it into a weekly meme!!! I can think of a lot of things I shoulda, woulda, coulda, unfortunately. But that’s just a good reminder to live in the moment and not wish the time away.

    I’m following you through the follow me club!

  19. Following from MBC!