I read this blog post this week and found it fascinating.
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.
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 I had let myself be happier
It’s interesting to me that these are largely relational in nature. When we get to the end of the line the things that matter most are relationships. I find myself in need of a good reminder like this from time to time.