Monday, January 9, 2012

Live With No Regrets

I recently read an article written by a lady who was a caretaker for people who were about to pass away. She made a list of the Top Five things people regret on their death beds, which I found very interesting. I was also happy to learn that I think I'm doing pretty well with not living with these regrets. They are as follows: 1) I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. Honestly, I feel good about this one. I don't live a lie, I'm doing what I love, and I'm following the desires of my heart. No regrets here. 2) I wish I didn't work so hard. This has never been a big deal for me. While I work hard at my job, I've always wanted to be sure it never ruled my life. I still try to make time for things I love and not get bogged down by having to be "in the office" 24/7.
3) I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings. While it's true I'm probably guilty of saying way too much and expressing too much love (to people who don't always deserve it and end up breaking my heart...), on the plus side you'll never wonder where you stand with me.
4) I wish I'd stayed in touch with my friends. Again, this one isn't a problem for me at all. I try to make an honest effort to stay in touch with those I love.5) I wish I'd let myself be happier. Of all five things, this is the one I need to work on. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty happy, but there are things I could change which would definitely make me even more so. Wish me luck. :)

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