Here is the Top 5 regrets people have on their death bed
I thought it was interesting that #2 is “I wish I didn’t work so hard.” You probably don’t know this about me but since an early age my life’s mission is to get people (especially those closest to me) to slow down, stop and feel for as second. This is a lesson that the aged have learned when they stop and look back and think how meaningless everything else was.
Every once in a while I have a panic attack that my kids will not be kids some day. I don’t want to be in my 70’s and think “I didn’t spend enough time with them”. Of course they need time to be on their own (I was 16 when I started working out of state with no parents) But stop and think about how much time children spend with teachers, coaches, friends, TV, Video games etc… Go to school, get home, do homework, go to dance or soccer, play with friends, eat sometime, go to bed and do it all over again. Run, run, run all the time!!! When does the parent, the provider, the people who have ultimate responsibility for these children get their turn? Remember, one of the 7 habits of highly effective people was to “sharpen your saw”. I think America in it’s hyperactive state is due for some sharpening. Slow down. If you are so busy that you are miserable maybe it is time that you try something new. Sound old fashioned? Abnormal? Have you checked the latest stats on what is normal?
Off my soap box:
Bear Lake, Utah with my Mamiya RZ67 film camera (get out of the boring Nikon vs. Canon rut and pick up one of the million other cameras out there) Kodak Portra 400 turned BW. Admittedly, this camera is as large as a couch almost but it is beautiful.