Marty Gibson has an interesting column in the Gisborne Herald on happiness.
Lately I have been wondering what life is all about, even more than usual.
Gisborne’s pace of life allows more reflection than in big cities where there’s plenty to want, not enough time to get there and too much noise to hear quiet voices.
Worth a read through, but it includes this from an essay by Australian nurse Bronnie Ware:
Top five regrets of the dying
1. I wish I had had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I had not worked so hard.
3. I wish I had had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish I had let myself be happier.
This grew into a book which will be available internationally very soon according to this.
THE TOP FIVE REGRETS OF THE DYING – A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing will be available worldwide through Hay House 20th March, 2012.