5 Regrets of The Dying

After many years of feeling unfulfilled at her job, Bronnie Ware set out to find something that resonated with her soul. She ended up in palliative care where she spent many years helping those who were dying. Some time later, she compiled a list of the 5 most common regrets expressed by the people she cared for.
The list she collected gained huge popularity, and we are sharing it with you here today because it’s something all of us should keep in mind. Even though it can be hard to think about, this stuff is really important for your happiness right here and now!
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
“Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
”This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”

This is really truthful and beautiful advice, even though it’s a bit hard to think about. Take it from the people that have been there, and don’t make the same mistake! Share these 5 points, as everyone could use a reminder from time to time.

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Top 15 Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

Top 15 Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

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Top 15 Quotes on the Power of Positive Thinking

…And how a change in thoughts can lead to a change in life.

#15

“The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?” ~ Steve Schulte

#14

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

#13

“Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” ~ Tom Hopkins

#12

“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.” ~ Zig Ziglar

#11

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ John Wooden

#10

“We can’t escape pain; we can’t escape the essential nature of our lives. But we do have a choice. We can give in and relent, or we can fight, persevere, and create a life worth living, a noble life. Pain is a fact; our evaluation of it is a choice.” ~ Jacob Held

#9

“Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.” ~ Joseph Sugarman

#8

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

#7

“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” ~ Seth Godin

#6

“I have for many years endeavored to make this vital truth clear; and still people marvel when I tell them that I am happy. They imagine that my limitations weigh heavily upon my spirit, and chain me to the rock of despair. Yet, it seems to me, happiness has very little to do with the senses. If we make up our minds that this is a drab and purposeless universe, it will be that, and nothing else. On the other hand, if we believe that the earth is ours, and that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields because the Artist in our souls glorifies creation. Surely, it gives dignity to life to believe that we are born into this world for noble ends, and that we have a higher destiny than can be accomplished within the narrow limits of this physical life.” ~ Helen Keller

#5

“Nothing truly stops you.  Nothing truly holds you back.  For your own will is always within your control.  Sickness may challenge your body. But are you merely your body? Lameness may impede your legs. But you are not merely your legs. Your will is bigger than your legs. Your will needn’t be affected by an incident unless you let it.” ~ Epictetus

#4

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins

#3

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx

#2

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

#1

“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” ~ Og Mandino

Bonus: 5 Positive Thinking Quotes in Pictures!

#5

I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.

#4

An amazing analogy by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer:

#3

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.

#2

This is you...

#1

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~ Roald dahl

Top 10 Quotes from As A Man Thinketh

Top 10 Quotes from As A Man Thinketh

Top 10 Quotes from As A Man Thinketh
One of my initial goals with starting MoveMe Quotes was to create a platform that would put out daily reminders of goodness, peace, and motivation into the world – With the idea of spreading more good vibes and positively influencing more people.  I have been doing this since 2010 and what I have slowly come to realize is that the person I have been influencing the most… is me.
Today, I find myself more positive, more grateful, and more calm than ever before.  I find myself being more and more drawn to the good and being more and more repelled from the bad.  Quotes, are now a part of my everyday life:  I have conversations in quotes, I write using quotes, and I find myself giving advice to people in quotes.  I no longer want to entertain any gossip or watch any TV, but rather want to read good books and engage in good conversations about life and meaning.
Needless to say, it was a pretty powerful transformation in my life that revolutionized who I am today.
In his book As A Man Thinketh, James Allen composed a series of short, pointed essays on the power of thinking positively and its influence on character, circumstance, and health.  He uses a beautiful example of likening the human mind to that of a garden which, based on the work of the gardener, will produce lush, green, fruit-bearing plants, or due to neglect and bad seed planting, will produce nothing but weeds.  Each quote I uploaded, each picture quote I posted, each short story I read was cultivating, planting, and watering the thoughts in my mind which eventually took over my actions and allowed me to become the person I am today.
You can’t create a beautiful garden, from scratch, in a day – it takes time and daily maintenance.  Well, so too does a beautiful mind.  When you spend some time cultivating your mind daily you’ll reap the benefits of powerful growth later on.  Below, enjoy 10 of my favorite quotes from As A Man Thinketh and get a jump start on your new gardening ventures!  Be sure to keep track of any of the quotes that poke out at you :)

#10

“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”

#9

“Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles. Men understand this law in the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental and moral world (though its operation there is just as simple and undeviating), and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it.”

#8

“Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.”

#7

“Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.”

#6

“As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.”

#5

“To live continually in thoughts of ill will, cynicism, suspicion, and envy, is to be confined in a self-made prison hole. But to think well of all, to be cheerful with all, to patiently learn to find the good in all – such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven; and to dwell day by day in thoughts of peace toward every creature will bring abounding peace to their possessor.”

#4

“As you cannot have a sweet and wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely into your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and goodwill and serenity.”

#3

“Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force: he who knows this is ready to become something higher and stronger than a mere bundle of wavering thoughts and fluctuating sensations; he who does this has become the conscious and intelligent wielder of his mental powers.”

#2

“A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him.  He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought.  Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.”

#1

“Only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him.”

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“Only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him
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Keep the Momentum Going:

Buy:  As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Read:  Top 15 Power of Positive Thinking Quotes!
Comment:  Think about your daily habits.  Share with us one of your habits that has had the most positive impact on your life.
Challenge:  Every day for the next 30 Days share something uplifting or motivational with your friends and followers.  It can be something as simple as a quote or something more elaborate like a short story.  See how it affects your mindset.
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