Happy MONDAY! TGIM!
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Everybody dies, but not everybody lives ~ (possibly from the film Braveheart – William Wallace)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: https://greatist.com/live/most-common-regrets
This thought from the day comes from the above link:
Summarized here are the top 5 regrets of the dying:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
“This was the most common regret of all,” Ware writes. “When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.”
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
“All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
“Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks, and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved.”
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
“This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content.”
As in some other blog posts I have written – I ask you again on this brand new day of the week – on this Monday I ask you:
What really makes me feel happy and alive?
Go do that thing. Because what this world needs is more people who are fully alive.
AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY:
May you find peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
Ending quote: “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard