It has been a year and a half since my mom passed away. The process of grieving has taught me much about the deep void that comes along once both parents are gone from this life. The grieving process has also invited me to spend much time thinking about and defining the meaning of a life well lived and what’s important. So what is important?
In her book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, Bronnie Ware shares inspiring stories and experiences during her time as a palliative caregiver. The people she cared for were all entering the end stage of their life. As each one looked back on their life, they discovered much about how they had lived, what was important, and what they wished they had done. Here are the top 5 regrets of the dying:
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
I wish I hadn’t worked 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 I had Let myself be happier
Which regrets do you relate to?
Although it is not possible to go back in time and change what was…. what if you and I began living this very moment a life that influences a future without regrets?
Your Life Matters!