I wish..

What if…

I should have…

If only…

These are a few of the ways we start sentences when we are having regrets.  I read a blog the other day by Doreen Eshinali Khamala who is from Nairobi, Kenya, who writes as if in conversation with a friend who is a risk taker and her words made me really sit down and think.  See if they resonate with you;

“If you died right now, would you say that you died happy, having accomplished most of what you want in life? would you die knowing you made people’s days better? would you die knowing you never let your team down when they needed you most? I do all of these crazy things to live my life to the max. Because if I died right this instant, I know I would be the happiest dead person under the dirt. Why would you waste your life? Of course, we all have those days where we lay in bed and do nothing all day. But take every other day and use 100% of it. Take every person you meet and get to know 100% of them. If I died right this instant, I would know I died knowing that I completed my journey on earth, that I jumped through every open window, dealing with whatever I plunged into. I took every opportunity, good or bad, and did what I can with it. I made good choices and bad choices. I learned from every experience I had. So, if I died right now, I would be okay. I would have no regrets for things I should’ve done.”

We all want to feel as though we have lived our lives to the fullest, we all want to have found happiness, meaning and a sense of belonging.  It’s time you take stock of what regrets you don’t want to go to your grave with and fulfil them.  Live each day as if it is your last, chase your dreams and think about what legacy you want to leave behind.  Don’t be leaving this world saying

If only…

I should have…

What if…

I wish

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  1. Annice 18/10/2020 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    So very true. Thank you Carol. xo

    • CarolC 19/10/2020 at 6:38 am - Reply

      You are more than welcome Annice!

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