Regrets Of The Dying

I remember once talking to my grandma about how quickly time passes by. It seemed like when I was a kid, every day felt long. As I got older, weeks felt like days – it was passing by quickly. Soon it was almost by the month. In a conversation with my grandma, I wanted to find out if at her age, years felt like that?

She thought for a moment, then responded, with much wisdom, “No, I see what you’re saying, but I think as you get older, you go back to more of a day mentality.”

I have always remembered that, and try, as often as I can, to have a day mentality.

Creating moments each day will help us live life without regrets.

I’ve recently been reading a book called The Power Of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath. In their book, they list the top five regrets of the dying. Here’s their list:

I wish I had the courage to live 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 that I had let myself be happier.

What steps can you take today to keep from those having similar regrets?


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