I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
I wish I didn't work so hard.
I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Bronnie Ware is a woman who worked in palliative care for many years and who listed the above top five regretsof the dying in her very inspirational article which she shared via her website.
way she described her work of accompanying terminally ill people
through their last weeks of their life, really touched me deeply and
made me think a lot, especially about how often I forget to „let myself be happy“.
There‘s a lot of people and things in my life which make me happy and I know, I am blessed that way.
through the list of regrets above, it sounds so easy to keep in mind
and yet it is so difficult to remember when we‘re faced with our
every-day-life. More often than not we find ourselves following the
rules and expectations others „dictate“.
Fear of change, fear of rejection, and fear of failure stop us from going after our goals and being our true selves.
have decided to take a more conscious effort each day to really look at
all the blessings in my life and to concentrate on the important things
which are love, health and relationships...
Since we moved our bedroom to the attic we only have a tiny bathroom on that floor (The "master" bathroom is downstairs). I never was quite happy with it, so today I finally got round to redecorating and changing little things. It's amazing what a difference it makes :)
Goodness... Who says gardening is good for you?!?!
Today is definitely one of the days I feel a hundred years old... We finally got round to buying the plants and the tree for the front yard - fall being the "perfect" plant time and all (so we've been told). It was hard work, let me tell you this! All the digging, watering, shovelling of dirt....
Anyway... looking at the end results we're really happy about it.
If you'll excuse me now... I need a hot bath (as long as the old bones are still functioning... I don't dare thinking about how sore my poor muscles will feel tomorrow *sigh*)