Five Wishes

HT and I watched the film Five Wishes recently. It is based on the book by Gay Hendricks and was featured in The Spiritual Cinema Circle in 2007.

In Five Wishes, a man has a poignant conversation with a stranger he meets at a party. The stranger asks him this question. “If you were on your death bed, and you felt your life had not been a success, what is the one thing that if you had done it differently would have made it a success?”

I’m not feeling ready to post my answers here, but wanted to share the question.

I dug around a bit and found the short film here if you are interested in watching it for free. This is the link to the book.

For me, it was a question worth pondering.


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4 Responses to Five Wishes

  1. When I think about this really hard, I find myself hard put to come up with any regrets, really — a regret that would stand alone as “the one thing” that I’d do differently that would make so much difference. Because, really, if anything were different, I wouldn’t be here, in this time, with these children, etc. etc. However, if I think about it lightly, I wish that I’d taken up a sport or an exercise program that I felt passionate about and could do all my life — like surfing, for instance.

  2. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Michelle, it is a question worth pondering. Thank you for sharing it. Peace.

  3. Carrie Link says:

    The answer is nobody’s damn business.

    I’m too busy streaming “Private Practice” and drinking beer to read a book or watch a movie of that caliber these days!

  4. kario says:

    I love Carrie’s answer (so typically ‘Carrie.’)

    I will reserve this movie to watch when Bubba is out of town and the girls are otherwise engaged. Sounds fascinating, but too cerebral for the start of my summer vacation ;-).

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