We all want to get the most out of life. Sadly, not many of us do.
Bronnie Ware is a nurse who spent years as a nurse caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their life. She noticed a common pattern that emerged among her patients and decided to put her observations into a book called, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.”
Here are the top 5:
1) I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
They regretted not following more of their passions and dreams.
2) I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
They regretted missing valuable time with their kids, family and friends.
3) I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
They regretted internalizing their feelings at missed out on resolving conflict.
4) I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
They regretted letting relationships lapse.
5) I wish that I had let myself be happier.
They regretted missing out on some of the simple joys of life and experiencing life to the full.
The good news is that you and I have a choice today how we can change our lives for the better. Change that will help us avoid some of these regrets and live life to the full.
Question of the day: Which one of these five things do you need to get back on track with? Go for it! Your life is a gift from God. How you live it is your gift to Him and the world.