Certainly an eye catching headline and this blog on The Next Web click here to read the full article certainly got my attention.
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. We don’t value and appreciate our health until we lose it.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard – these words came from every terminally ill male (probably a generational thing as the majority of females of the same age had not been ‘career’ women. Our drive for material possessions can distract from the rich experiences of seeing our own children grow and develop.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. “Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming.”
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. For me the sad word in this statement is “LET”. Many people suffer Deferred Happiness Syndrome – I’ll be happy when the kids leave home…when the house is paid off…when I can retire…when I can afford that new car….or when I am finally on long service leave!!! Live for today – choose to be happy! Yes things can always be better, we could be fitter, we could be richer, we could have more discretionary time but there also many good things about our lives that we should be grateful