Monday, February 27, 2012

What would be your biggest regret if this was your last day of life?

The number one regret, related in a book on this subject was:
"I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."

Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse, spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai. The blog garnered a great deal of attention and it led her to write a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

What might my own regrets be?
It's entirely possible that I'll regret never having written a book (that wasn't a work-for-hire). I might also regret it if I don't travel to a few places. I think Germany would be one of those places, maybe the countryside of France, and maybe Norway. I might also regret it if I never bicycle across NY State or something like that. I think I'd also regret it if I don't manage to live and die in love.

The following article relates the story.
Top five regrets of the dying
By Susie Steiner in The Guardian (
Wednesday 1 February 2012

Stay healthy,

Robert Matson
New York City Recumbent Supply
The Innovation Works, Inc.
copyright 2012 Robert Matson

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