(from the website of Bronnie Ware)
Food for thought : from a caregiver.
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.
"Many did not realise until the end
that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and
habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their
emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them
pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. "