I read an interesting and inspiring article today that I wanted to share. Normally yes, I try to blog about DJing, or Music, or the Wedding Industry or a cool event, but today, I just really wanted to share this with everyone. The article was written by a nurse who provided Hospice care to old age patients on their deathbeds. Death was a regular occurrence at her hospital and she got to talk to many different people of the years. She summed up what she felt their biggest regrets in life were in the article. I think that if we can read these and remember them, happiness will always be in our lives!
So here goes. Here were people’s biggest regrets before they died. I mean think about it, you don’t know what anyone thinks when you’re about to pass away, so this is the unfiltered truth, after a lifetime of decision making!
1) Work less and spend more time having fun. Simply your life. You don’t need the income you think you do. Find a way to live simpler and appreciate what you have, rather than always wanting more. By earning less, you will will also need to work less. That will give you more time for your partner, more time for walks in the park and more time for other opportunities.
2) Be true to yourself and honour your dreams. If you are healthy, you are free. You can go anywhere, you can do anything. We always think of excuses why this isn’t true. We always say, well only if… or if I had the money…or I will do it with X happens. But the truth is, just do it today. Whatever you love and want to do, just do it. It will set you free.
3) Express how you really feel. This one caught me off guard. I always keep these things to myself. I just always thought, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But the woman in the article said that basically these wise, old people felt that by truly expressing yourself, you had more power in the world. You got to really connect with others, truly, rather than hiding behind a mask and good or bad, at least you were being real. I kind of like that. I think I will try this more in my own life. Within reason of course!
4) Stay in touch with your friends. This one is pretty self-descriptive, but isn’t it awesome when you see an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a few years? It’s one of the raddest things ever.
5) This is the big one! Let yourself be happy. Happiness is a decision. I loved that. It’s true. Decide to appreciate things. Don’t say, I will allow myself to be happy and enjoy life when I accomplish this goal or that goal. Just be happy now. It’s allowed. Why not?
As someone who’s had my share of near death experiences, this article resonated with me. It’s all true, I can say so myself since death’s knocked at my door a couple of times. And here’s another little piece of wisdom from your’s truly… don’t be afraid of dying, just use the thought of death to motivate you to live your life to the fullest. We’re our own biggest critics and we hold ourselves back more than anyone ever could. So go live a life of limitless potential! You’ve got permission from our little DJ company ;)
I hope this article made you happy and I hope we can make you happy again soon at the next Airwaves Music event! Until then!…
You can check out the original article here: http://www.ariseindiaforum.org/nurse-reveals-the-top-5-regrets-people-make-on-their-deathbed/