Let’s talk about something that not so many of us, I included, have experienced: facing mortality.
I hope the following “top 5 regrets of dying people” by Bronnie Ware
Would give each of us some takeaways to cherish more the beauty of simply-being-alive.
1. “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
Does not matter what your dream is, whether it’s big or small
If you truly want something, go for it.
Don’t wait until the right moment, or when you have more money, or when time allowed.
The right moment is always NOW for things that matter!
2. “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.”
Especially if you are a breadwinner of your family
Or if you’re darn ambitious or obsessed with success
This is a little reminder
That’s work is not the purpose of life
In fact, it accounts for just a small part of a meaningful life.
Sometimes in order to feel happy and fulfilled
You don’t really need the income you think you do.
3. “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.”
There are thousands of reasons why we decide not to show to others our true feelings and emotions in daily life
It has a lot to do with fear.
Fear of creating troubles, offending somebody or hurting their ego, you name it.
But be careful, because
The more authentic, the more real we are, the lighter life we live.
Suppression of feelings, bitterness, and resentment
Are the causes of many serious illnesses, cancer included.
4. “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.”
Everyone has some friends they can count on