Living without regrets

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Don’t wonder what might have been, make it happen

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times

UTKellyRev2ColumnI can be sappy sometimes.

And, never more so than when I read articles like this one about the regrets of dying people (  UGH.  Heart strings.

I don’t want to regret ANYTHING.  Right?  Don’t you feel that way?

Their list of 37 points was pretty spot on (especially loved #’s  1, 6, 15, 17, 26 & 33!) but, I wanted to add a few more of my own:










• Never refuse a piece of birthday cake…just because it is nice to celebrate a person’s birth with something sweet and it will NOT ruin your diet.  (Good grief)

• Stop wishing for more money.  Money never equals happiness.  Just look at studies of lottery winners.

• Appreciate your body for the amazing things that it does on a daily basis.  Never take your health and well-being for granted.  (This is cliché but so very true, isn’t it?)

• Not giving maximum effort.  Isn’t it much easier to slack off and take the easy road?  Don’t.

• Never being quiet by yourself.  Appreciating that nothing bad will happen if you don’t check Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  The world will still revolve.

• Being too busy to read a book.  There should be no such thing.

• Realizing that doing your best may not be enough and that’s OK.

• Be a role model.  Every time in every way.

• Be the first to say “I’m sorry”.

• Give kisses and hugs to each other (no matter the age).

• Never go to bed angry.  I always loved this one because it gives you the promise of a fresh morning.

Which numbers in the list of 37 where your favorites?  And, more importantly, do you have any to add  to mine?

Please, leave your comments below!

Happy Weekend! 

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