For six years, I had the amazing gift of being able to experience with people their final days and weeks. As a hospice social worker, I got a front row seat into the lives of those precious souls. Everyone's story was different, but each held common threads and similar regrets.
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five.