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!