What do people most regret at the end of their life?
In her blog, Inspiration and Chai, Bonnie Ware, an Australian nurse, writes beautifully about what she learned while caring for patients during their last few weeks.
Here are the five regrets she found to be most common:
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
I wish I didn’t work so hard.
I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
I wish that I had let myself be happier.
What is your biggest regret at this moment? And what will you do to change that?
You have choices. Always.
What will you choose to do? … What will you open up to? … How will you choose to live? … Starting now, as in right this minute, so that rather than I wish, you’ll be able to say, I’m so glad I …
The way you live your day is the way you live your life. Choose well.