What will you regret at the end of your life? It's difficult not to regret anything, as we all make mistakes and given another chance, we would all go back and change some of our choices or decisions. I've heard it said that at the end of their lives, people regret staying too long at jobs they hated, or staying too long in relationships that were toxic. People say they regret not reaching out to people that they loved, but put off making contact for one reason or another.
I think we all navigate through these struggles, and we push and pull our way in and out of them. We take a few steps forward, but then step back again for one reason or another. I think we have to continue considering these things and acting on them to the best of our abilities, in order to keep the regret at the end of our lives to a minimum.
But if you make it your goal to help another human being, in some way - big or small - each and every day of your life, and that becomes your habit, your mission, you will end up helping someone almost every day of your life. Then on the day of your death, while there may be some things you regret, you will also know that each day you woke up, you were a benefit to another person in some way. And in most cases, those acts of kindness were probably paid forward, and the effects went well beyond what you were able to see. If you can do this, I think that whatever regret you do have, may be easier to swallow. I think you will have lived a noble life. While you will remain flawed, because you are human, you will have lived a life of service, a life of doing God's work. In my opinion, that is a good place to be, as you get ready to strip your soul from the body it's wearing, pray for peace, and close your eyes one final time, so you can see the light.