My Mom sent this to me recently, and I thought I would share it with you all. So true!
If I had the power to turn back the clock,
Go back to that house at the end of the block
The house that was HOME WHEN I was a kid
I know that I'd love it more now than I did.
If I could be back there at my mother's knee
And hear once again all the things she told me
I'd listen as I never listened before
For she knew so well just what life had in store.
And all the advice that Dad used to give
His voice I'll remember as long as I live
But it didn't seem really important then
What I'd give to live it all over again.
And what I would give for the chance I once had
To do so much more for my mother and dad
To give them more joy and a little less pain
A little more sunshine, a little less rain.
But the years roll on and we cannot go back
Whether we were born in a mansion or shack
But we can start right now---in the hour that's here
To do something more for the ones we hold dear.
And since time in its flight is traveling so fast
Let's not spend it regretting that which is past
But let's make tomorrow a happier day
By ding our "good unto others" today.