While it may seem morbid to spend another day on regrets of the dying it can be a life changing exercise that propels us into a different way of living. For example many regret not having expressed their feelings enough in life. This can range from not telling a spouse or family how he or she loved them, to having suppressed their feelings in order to keep the peace with others. The result was having settled for a mediocre existence and never becoming who they were capable of becoming. Many had developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result. We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from our lives. In each case, we win.