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.
One response to “Death Bed Regrets”
“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