Death Bed Regrets

A palliative care nurse asked dying patients what they would have done differently when they had the chance:

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 hadn’t worked 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.

Read the rest. While you still have your health and time.

Adult life is a battle against gravity. Eventually we all lose.

Adult life is a battle against gravity. Eventually we all lose.

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  1. Jan

    “Adult life is a battle against gravity. Eventually we all lose.”

    “The past cannot be changed;the future is still in your power.”

    A thought provoking post, but I wonder what the answers would be if the questions were perhaps ‘what is your greatest achievement?’ or ‘what is your sweetest memory?’

    I have always greatly admired the work palliative care nurses do, especially ‘The Macmillan nurses’ we have here in the UK.

    All the best Jan