2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
Like the saying goes, no one on their deathbed wishes they spent more time at the office.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Healthy relationships rely on honest, open and loving sharing of true emotions.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
I have written on this blog how strongly I feel about the importance of lifelong friendships. Also I am learning how to let go of being bothered by interruptions, treating them as nuisances, and embrace them as intermissions and opportunities.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
The article mentioned this was also a very common regret. So often we let life drag us down instead of choosing to be happier. Our natural tendency may be to fret, get discouraged, or want to give up, but with God we can recognize our default mode and make the decision to live in His freedom, joy and love.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Matthew 6: 25-34
What lessons have you learned from regrets?