I’ve been a reader of Dr Happy’s newsletter & blog for a while. Yesterday’s post is very touching and I’d like to share it here.
It’s a piece written by someone who takes care of people who only has months to live and choose to live their last days at home instead of the hospital. From the experience, she saw that there are common themes that dying people wished they would do differently:
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
For complete text, please go here: Happiness is… no regrets
It’s a wonderful reminder that what we really have is only time; and it is up to us how to use the time we have. Will we spend the time being grumpy, angry, and full of regrets; or will we spend the time to be happy and share happiness? It’s up to us, our own choice.
And I’d like to add a quote from Christopher McCandless: “Happiness is real only when shared”.
Who is he? Just google him. About Christopher McCandless a.k.a Alexander Supertramp