Thursday, July 16, 2009

gee, i wish i had more regrets.


you've heard the cautionary adage, "nobody ever said on their deathbed, i wish i'd spent more time at the office," right?

on the train ride home last night, i was thinking about that little maxim (probably inspired by this heartbreaking Times piece) and how applicable it is to so many things we do in the name of being "responsible" or "practical" or "healthy" or "wise" or "frugal"or "safe" that maybe we shouldn't do so much of because really, in the end, when we're laying there gasping our last breaths, hopefully surrounded by our beloved, beautiful progeny, those things that seemed so f-ing important ain't gonna matter much, if at all.

for example, here's a few i thought of:

nobody ever said on their deathbed, i wish i'd eaten more salads.

nobody ever said on their deathbed, i wish i'd held more grudges.

nobody ever said on their deathbed, i wish i'd spent more time at the gym.


nobody ever said on their deathbed, i wish i'd worried more about what people thought of me.

nobody ever said on their deathbed, i wish i'd spent more time looking into the mirror and picking apart my "flaws."

nobody ever said on their deathbed, i wish i'd doubted myself more.

nobody ever said on their deathbed, i wish i'd worn more black.


what's your version?


now, take heed. our time here is unbearably short.

today, i am having a sandwich for lunch... with extra cheese.

4 comments:

Christie @ Quit Your Diet said...

Great post!

Nobody ever said on their death bead, I wish had let more people judge my self worth

I Hate to Weight said...

no one ever said on her death bed, i wish i'd spent more time in bad relationships.

margrocks said...

ohhhhh, good ones, ladies. ayyyy-men.

randomlymikey said...

a few for myself include:
no one ever said on her death bed,i wish i spent more time demeaning my talents.
no one ever said on her death bed, i wish i had spent more time hating my body.
no one ever said on her death bed, i wish i had let more people hold me down.
really good post.