How To Avoid Deathbed Regrets (Poem)

I may not know you personally, but I know exactly what you’re going tell your grandchildren while you’re on your deathbed. I may not know it word for word,
but it’s going to sound very much like this:

Hello there my Grandchild,

This is hard for me to say, but soon I will be gone.

I want you to know that I’ll forever love you, protect you,
and watch over you every way I possibly can.

Most importantly when I’m gone I want you to understand
that time isn’t going to wait for you either. I lived a nice long
life, but you may not. So you mustn’t wallow in my absence.

It is your time to dare – It is your time to make an impact.
It is really your time to reveal in the grand adventure of living.

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

It is your moment to follow your heart – It is your moment to go all out.
It is truly your moment to boldly rise up against the challenges of life.

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

You owe it to yourself to seek, to find, to laugh, to cry, to be still, to be outrageous.
You truly owe it to yourself to wake up everyday with excitement for lays ahead.

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

You must realize that the best things can’t be bought and they seldom comes easy.
You truly must realize persistence brings everything while quitting brings nothing.

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

This is your life to do great things – Don’t ever feel like anyone is better than you.
This is truly your life to live as you want – Don’t let society’s rules dictate your path.

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

Believe in education – not war
Believe in less – not more
Believe in the human spirit – not in the almighty dollar

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

Have faith in yourself – not in the system
Have faith in others – not everyone
Have faith in truth – not in theory

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

Respect – Preserve – Donate – Plant
Read – and unplug for a while

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

Trust – Breathe – Risk – Smile
Travel – and come Home again

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

Don’t sit – dance
Don’t wonder – ask
Don’t fear – act

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

Sit on a mountain and contemplate the country
Stand in the ocean and contemplate the world
Stare up at the stars and contemplate the universe

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

Make healthy your body as best as you can
Care for an animal as if it’s your child
Hold your parents and say that you love them

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

I know you’ll do amazing things with your life and make this
world a better place more profoundly than you can imagine.

In many ways you already have. I’m very proud of you.
Goodbye for now. I love you; and remember…

DON’T WAIT! PLEASE DO IT NOW!

The End.

MORAL OF THE POEM: Whatever it is you want in life be sure
to do it now. Because everyday you have one less day to make it
happen. That’s the only way to avoid deathbed regrets.

Stand Up.
Fight Back.
Break Free.

How To Avoid Deathbed Regrets (Poem)
– Written by Motivational Joe