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Empath Health Blog, Jim Andrews

Suncoast Hospice Director of Spiritual Care Jim Andrews

I remember sitting at the bedside of patients as they expressed their regrets. So many people looking back on their lives and seeing in retrospect what was so sorely missing.

I wish I had been more patient with my kids.”

I wish I had taken better care of myself.”

I so regret never travelling while I had the chance.”

All I cared about was money, and now I am dying alone and all the money in the world can’t stop it.”

Sir Francis Bacon has this advice for us:

Begin doing what you want to do now.

We are not living in eternity.

We have only this moment,

sparkling like a star in our hand –

and melting like a snowflake.

May we live our lives today in such a way that we will have no regrets tomorrow.

Have a great week, everyone!