Top Five Regrets of the Dying
Have you ever seen the “top five regrets of the dying?” They recount the lessons learned by a hospice worker in Australia, from her departing patients. My next 5 blogs will cover them.
1) I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
Bonnie found this is the most common regret. When people realize there life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have not honored even half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.
She goes on to say, it is very important to try and honor at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until thy no longer have it.
I try to learn from others, so what is the lesson here? We cannot take our health for granted. It is a gift, and we need to take care of ourselves. And while we are in good health, we need to pursue our dreams. For me, eye health is very important. So I talk of it often. YOU need to take care of your eyes by seeing your eye care professional such as the team at American Eye Centers and by taking an eye vitamin such as Lipotriad Visionary. It is a low zinc formula and provides all 6 ingredients recommended by the AREDS 2 study. And it is so easy to take. One per day, that’s all. Having healthy eyes allows you so much freedom.
So the lesson learned here is while you ARE healthy, get off the couch and go make your dreams happen. Write the book you have been thinking about; go someplace you have always wanted to visit. Your dreams are important; go accomplish them, as the clock is ticking…