Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happiness Is A Choice

There is a new blog that I read and am enjoying.
The writer is a young woman who is a fellow student of my son's in Bangkok, Thailand.

Interesting fact  - Bangkok is known as the "City of Angels"
actually the Thai name is Krunthep which means "City of  Angels"
(information shared with me from my son)

The entry I just read spoke volumes to this matriarch of her family.
I am doing good at this time of life but it sure took a lot of years.
So guess I would get a good score except for the working so hard in my garden.

A nurse revealed 5 regrets people make on their deathbed.

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

3.  I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings

4.  I wish I had stayed in touch with friends

5.  I wish I had let myself be happier

copied in part from "A summer day6 in the city of Angels"  -


Laura said...

I was just thinking of you this morning and then received a response to my post this morning...One thing I do not wish to regret is not staying in touch with people who are dear to are on that list. I'm sorry, I've not been in touch as much sweet friend.

Blessings to you

Judy said...

I looked at those 5 deathbed wishes and I can truthfully (and happily) say--I have none of these regrets. YAY!!! (I hope this doesn't mean I am ready to die!!!)

mermaid said...

Beautiful reflections.

Sharon said...

The overarching theme in the most helpful books I have read in the past three years have contained the message that "happiness is a choice." It may be the most important lesson I take away from this period of transition in my life.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Laura, you do not have to say your sorry, I do not comment on so many post and sometimes there is computer problems. You are dear and special.
Judy, Kaveri and Sharon, thanks for commenting.

the wild magnolia said...

On point sharing!

Thank you!

Nan said...

Thanks for this - it is great!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandra and Nan, thanks for visiting