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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

I recommend that you read this article on aarp.org by Bronnie Ware, who worked for years with those in the last few weeks of their lives. The following is a summary of the article.

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard. [and spent more time with my family, rather than on the job]

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice.

4 comments:

rejoice said...

that is sooo true, we spend all our lives trying to live by peoples expectations and we bacome bitter and die alone.

Anonymous said...

This really helped me today. Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Too late too smart!

June said...

No doubt we could all say these five things at the end of our lives. Thank you for reminding me.

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