Wish I Had The Courage To Live True To Myself, Not The Life Others Expected

When a nurse questioned some patients on their death bed about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently. Here are the 5 most common regrets they had:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

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. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
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
Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. CHOOSE HAPPINESS. Good Am
Eesah

18 comments:

nobody can determine my happiness said...

I choose HAPPINESS.

Able mom said...

SO so bittered cos so many are passing through all this especially No 3 knowing fully well that they are going through it.

LNC said...

Oh yes! So many women go through the no 3 factor, just because they want peace to reign in their home. But the truth is that speaking out is way better.

Anonymous said...

Pls house I need your help. Since I get birth to my second baby,my tummy has refuse to come down,any time I go out people will treating me like I am pregnant. Feeling so bad all the time,even though I am slim. Pls I need ur help what can I do. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Don't want to have diz regrets dats y its sed live your life each day as if it were ur last. Read on "PARENT-BE THERE" on www.mariasdesire.wordpress.com

Andromeda said...

True LNC. This is off-topic, but who knows where I can get carton of chicken francs or any other good sausages pls? Googled and googled to no avail.

Modesta Kingsley said...

I choose Happiness.

Modesta Kingsley said...

I choose Happiness.

adesola olivia said...

Word! word!! word!!!

Anonymous said...

Supermarkets

Anonymous said...

Pls WC I need tips on how to induce labour naturally d little guy is due but doesn't want 2come out help pls tnx. #my Doc said she will induce me on monday if labour doesn't start I just want it to start naturally cos my 1st 2kids were induced tnx#

Andromeda said...

Which of the supermarkets pls, cos most I've gone to only sell retail.

deborah bala said...

yeaaah my Anty Eya is back,am also back and ready to read up all i missed. Missed this blog ohhh,.

Anonymous said...

Ask the retailers how you can get wholesale.

Anonymous said...

Me too

Eya Ayambem said...

At 39 weeks, I did induce my labor at home, naturally. Baby came three hours later. Check later for a post on what I did. I feel great now, enough rest already. Heading for immunizations now:)

Eya Ayambem said...

Yh too much break is not good. Eesah has been posting sha. Will try and do a post or share a recipe today by God's grace.

Anonymous said...

Tnx aunty Eya.

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