5 Top Regrets of the Dying

A palliative care nurse called Bronnie Ware made
a list of the biggest regrets of the dying.

(Her patients were those “who had gone home to die.” She
was with them the last 3-12 weeks of their lives.)


  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to
    myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard (from every male patient).
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Here’s the link to this beautiful piece.

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Kim Klaver


  • Hi Kim, The above “regrets” are exactly why I joined Send Out Cards. I can express my feelings to others. As a 78 year young (and I do feel young) I am having the time of my life. I heard of you through Jordon Adler’s weekly email. Your Heaps app is right on, a fantastic job of condensing most of what we need to know in one place. Thank you.
    I want to educate as many people as possible about this great profession as I can. As a retired electronics engineer and teacher, I don;t work very hard, but I do not consider networking work! Through BNI and learning new ways to reach out to people my business is growing. I started networking many years ago, made a little money, but had a “ME” problem. Thats gone and I am moving on. Oh and the WOW factor in Send Out Cards… the customers ability to share some of themselves wit others.

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