Have you ever had a scary situation with one of your kids or someone you care about?
Let’s face it. We all have.
Last weekend we were at a family pool party.
All was fine and dandy until our 7 year old was struggling in the water.
Thank God someone saw her and jumped in and pulled her out.
We were all relieved to know that she was healthy and safe.
Now I’m not looking for safety advice. After this experience we re-visited our pool “rules.”
It was an eye opening experience that changed our perspective.
Life is so fragile and if things would have gone slightly different, it could have been a more serious situation.
Sometimes it takes these scary situations to change our perspectives. It certainly did for us.
We are beyond thankful that Alyssa was healthy and safe. And we realize that a lot of what we focus on just doesn’t have anything to do with what we truly value (like the health of our family).
I urge you to develop a list of your values or what’s important to you so that you can make sure your actions align with your beliefs. Here are some of my values.
Faith – Realizing how quickly things can change, nothing is more important than my relationship with God.
Family/friends – We aren’t guaranteed anything and I value the important people in our lives and time spent with them
Health – I want to make the most of my time here and I can’t do that if I’m not taking care of myself physically.
Stewardship – I want to take care of the things I’ve been entrusted with like money, possessions, children, etc.
Potential – I want to grow and develop the unique gifts I have so that I can impact more people. Not many things would create more regret for me than wasting my time in the wrong areas.
These values help me make decisions on how to spend my time.
What are some things (3-5) that are important to you?
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS