Today, we have a guest post by Andy, who needs no introduction, but for those who are new, Andy is an avid reader who is passionate about personal development. Aside from his professional career, he is ACE certified as a Personal Trainer, a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and a Behavioural Change Specialist who also happens to be my love.— C. 

On many occasions, Candace and I find ourselves zoned-out in a deep conversation about life—what it means and the reality of it all. We always end with the notion that, in life, there are only a few things that truly matters; everything else is just fluff or a distraction that keeps us from truly enjoying life. One of the things that really matters most to us, is Human Relationships.

There was an article written by Bronnie Ware, a former Australian nurse, who worked closely with people who were on their deathbeds. When questioned about any regrets they had, most regretted not having fulfilling human relationships. They regretted not being close to their families and losing touch with true friends, all because they became too caught up in their own lives and/or spent too much time working.

I was fortunate enough to realise, before too late, that one of the things that matters most to me is the close relationships I have in my life. I believe there should hardly be anything that matters more to us than being there and spending time with our family and friends—it’s the only thing that will ever make us feel happy and fulfilled. No amount of money, or cars, or vacations will ever bring us such meaning and joy.

In the end, it all comes down to love and relationships. It’s the people who we spend our lives with that will make everything worthwhile. It’s the memories we shared with our loved ones that will be in our last thoughts. We can either choose to make our last thoughts filled with regret, or filled with joy that will make us smile to the very end into the unknown. Life is a choice and the choice is all yours! Choose consciously, choose wisely, and choose honestly.

What matters most to you?


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9 Replies to “What Matters Most In Life”

  1. This is great! Very well-written, Andy! I have been incredibly fortunate to experience things in my life that many people only dream of experiencing. However, when I experience those things by myself, I always wish there had been someone there to share the experience with me. People really do make the difference in any given situation. Human interaction absolutely is the most enjoyable part of life. Looking back at any of the greatest memories of my life, there is no doubt in my mind that, as great as a specific place or experience may have been by itself, the reason those memories mean so much to me are because of the people involved. Since I moved away from all of my family and friends a little over two years ago, I very rarely get to see and spend time with those people, so I have learned to really cherish the limited time I do get to spend with all of them. When I am alone, I feel it is easier to take time to think about the impact that people have on creating memories. I try my best, whenever possible, to go out of my way to make a positive impact on the people around me. A random act of kindness, no matter how big or how small, could create a memory for someone that will stick with them forever.

    1. I always enjoy your stories Danny. I’m glad you had the courage to share this.
      Yep, time alone really makes us reflect and think about life.
      No man is an island, we just can’t through life by ourselves.. what’s the point?
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🙂

    2. I totally agree with you Danny. Glad you like the post, and as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Thanks for reading.

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