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What Day Would You Live Over

If you had a choice, what day would you live over?

It’s a question that I came across somewhere and one that I’m struggling to find an answer to. Would I choose a day that I was the happiest? Should I choose a day in which I was at my lowest? Can I choose a day when I made my worst error of judgement?

I find it hard to choose the day I was the happiest ever. I’ve had so many happy times, that it gets difficult to find one that I’d like to relive.

It’s hard too to want to live over the day I was at my lowest. When I did hit rock bottom is the day that I started to work towards making one of the wisest choices in life.  That too is the day that I discovered the power of grace and gratitude. So really my lowest day would also be, in many ways the best day of my life!

I’m guessing I would choose the day I made my worst error of judgement? But honestly, that day was the culmination of a series of bad choices.  Little decisions. Hubris. Thinking I had it all together. So it cannot be one particular day. And having decided that I’m not going to look back with regret on my choices, it just doesn’t make sense to do that any way.

What Day Would You Live Over?

It’s now 10.08 pm on a Monday evening, and pondering this question, I begin to wonder if I would choose today, as the day to live over. Once again, the answer is no. I’ve reached the end of this day entirely satisfied with what I did with it.

I’m thinking, that if someone were to offer me a day to live over, I’ll say, ‘No, thank you. But could I trade the do over for an extra day at the end of my life?’ That’s the one day I’d like to live completely mindful of all the blessings I’ve received.  I can hear a soft voice in my head saying, why wait for the trade in…….?

 

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If you had a choice to live ONE day over, what day would it be? Why?

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18 Comments

  1. Found In Folsom Found In Folsom December 2, 2016

    The question sounded so simple and so easy…but it is not. I had been thinking all the while reading your post and nodding my head. You are so right. I am not sure which day I want to relive. There is nothing like this is the magical day. 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | December 4, 2016

      Glad it got you thinking, Lata. Everyday should be magical, no?

  2. Dipannita (womanzie) Dipannita (womanzie) November 30, 2016

    It is really tough to answer…really, it takes me minutes to think still I did not find any answer.

  3. Suzy Suzy November 29, 2016

    Tough question to answer. I’m not sure I want to relive any day. It could change the path of life and I’m not sure I would want that.

  4. Esha Dutta Esha Dutta November 29, 2016

    There are so many beautiful memories, Corinne that make me want to go back in time to live them all over again, not just one single day. The tough days make me feel so sore that I would not like to feel my raw wounds all over again. But, give me any one day and it will work just fine for me because I’d accept it with gratitude because it gives me yet another chance to fill in with meaningful interactions and mindful activities.

  5. SHALINI BAISIWALA SHALINI BAISIWALA November 29, 2016

    Corinne I dont have words to express what I was feeling when I began to read this. I also tried to imagine what day would I want to live over and I think it will be one where I havent been able to be satisfied at the end of the day. My gratitude journal is helping me somewhat in this journey and I am hoping that pretty soon I will also feel that each and every one of my day was well worth the life and I lived it to the fullest

  6. Nabanita Nabanita November 29, 2016

    Hmm.. I don’t know. There are things in my life I wish I had done differently but do I want to go back and change that? I think no because I’m what I am because of that. It’s a tough question, Corinne.

  7. Rajlakshmi Rajlakshmi November 29, 2016

    hmmm now that has got me thinking… People usually want to relive their happiest moments. I would too. Probably one of those summer evenings when I would sit with my family, sipping tea and eating pitha …. it’s been decades since I have got a chance to do that… years since all the of us were together under the same roof. I think I would love to go back to one of those days. And relive the innocence of questions asked and passion behind unknown dreams.

  8. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg November 29, 2016

    This is an interesting question that made me go back in time. I think, I would choose the day I made my worst error of judgement. I’d like to undo that. Of course, I learnt an important lesson from it, but still…

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | November 29, 2016

      Thanks for sharing, Shilpa. I’m still not sure about what I’d choose.

  9. Sunaina Sharma Sunaina Sharma November 29, 2016

    It is hard for me to decide too….retracing one’s steps in memories is one thing and going back to start all over again is another….The look of your blog has changed…..would like it if the comments look more crisp and bright….I have to strain my eyes to read them….

  10. Darla M Sands Darla M Sands November 29, 2016

    I prefer to “relive” through my journals. ~grin~ That’s good enough for me. Blessings to you!

  11. Bellybytes Bellybytes November 29, 2016

    It’s hard to read the other comments on your blog so hope this comment is visible.
    But I tend to agree with you – which is the harder choice a good day or a bad one? Frankly even I wouldn’t want to live another day again simply because each day is unique and that’s what makes it special. Each moment is different and can never have the same outcome so why relive it at all?

  12. Modern Gypsy Modern Gypsy November 28, 2016

    I have thought of this often too, and honestly, I really can’t think of a day I’d want to relive. I can think of days I wish would never end (like most Sunday’s ;-)) but I really don’t want a do-over.

  13. Dashy Dashy November 28, 2016

    People often talk about wishing to go back in time, but just as you said, I never wanted to go back and live through it again. I look forward to new experiences ahead, for what’s done is done. Asking for another day in life is such a thoughtful answer. I would ask for a day where I could be with a dear group of people who aren’t able to be together today.

  14. Debbie D. Debbie D. November 28, 2016

    Interesting question…After giving it some thought, I would want to relive the day my lifelong dream finally came true: Sept. 8, 2013, the day we landed in Athens, Greece. Life has been somewhat anti-climactic, ever since that trip. 🙂 This is probably not the kind of superficial answer you were looking for, Corinne, but it was an exhilarating and emotional experience. That said, one would hope to have more such moments in life and work towards that goal. Your answer was perfect. Yes, why wait?

  15. Ramya Rao Ramya Rao November 28, 2016

    I think of it often. Maybe there would be one day that I could live differently. But then I feel had that day not come I would have missed on so many learnings from life.

  16. Ramya Ramya November 28, 2016

    I don’t want to live any day again Corinne because even i go back to some time now I wont be behaving in the same way, so not sure if i will experience same happiness or sorrow. We change a lot na year by year and by that i mean, we become mature too.

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