Australian writer, songwriter, and singer Bonnie Ware, has written about regrets that have been expressed by people who are in their final days of life. According to Bonnie Ware, the five most common regrets of those who are dying are:
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.
Please go over to Inspiration and Chai, Warmth For The Body And The Soul, the blog of Bonnie Ware, to read the entire entry that elaborates on these top five:
REGRETS OF THE DYING
While this Roland’s Ramblings blog entry is new, the subject of death and each person’s very own individual and personal “end of days” is not a new subject here on my blog. If you click on the titles below, you may read just a few of the previous entries I have made concerning our end of days:
- Roland’s Ramblings: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda; February 27, 2008.
- Roland’s Ramblings: Life and Death; September 13, 2008.
- Roland’s Ramblings: My End Is Near; My Final Curtain; June 28, 2009.
- Roland’s Ramblings: What Words Are There?; July 5, 2010.
- Roland’s Ramblings: Death Awaits Me; September 10, 2011.
- Roland’s Ramblings: Death And Dying; October 2, 2011.
As a postscript, I also wish to add another entry from Roland’s Ramblings that was written after the above entry.
Please click over to The Final Curtain, Posted on June 14, 2012.