The following is a summary list of the top 5 regrets that dying patients shared with a nurse who was caring for them. They are all excellent guides for living a fuller, richer life:
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.