Listening to the stories of people who are consciously entering the end of their lives can be a powerful experience, and their reflections an amazing gift.

In a wonderful post by Bronnie Ware, a palliative care worker, she offers the following most common five regrets by people who are dying:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

I encourage you to read her full post in order to get the nuances of the above points. As she concludes:

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

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