Iowa Specialty Hospital

The Brief by Reagan

August 9, 2018

I’m not really sure where summer went this year, but it’s August already and school is right around the corner.  My household is trying to complete back to school shopping, signaling an end to the lazy days of summer for my children.  

As I look at the calendar today I am realizing we are eight months into the 2018 year.  We are two thirds of the way through the calendar year.  It feels like January was just yesterday.  Someone once told me “the days are long, but the years are short.”  I find this to be more and more accurate the older I get.  

For those of you that don’t know, my Dad just had five bypasses done.  Thankfully all went well and he’s at home for now.  However, this has triggered something in me.  I am realizing that time is finite.  To this point there has always been another opportunity to go fishing or take him to do something, but as the years speed by those opportunities are decreasing.  
As summer winds to an end for the 2018 year I encourage you to take an opportunity and slow down.  Take some time to interact with the world around you and your families.  It won’t be long before fall is here and school kicks back in bringing with it full schedules.  

I would like to leave you with the following:
“Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  Ferris Bueller, Paramount Pictures, 1986

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