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What Really Matters in Life?
July 5, 2019
With age comes the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals?
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Timothy Roberts, writing on the blog, Goodfullness.com writes about what a doctor learned about life from his patients.

“When Dr. Alastair McAlpine looked at the world around him, he saw a lot of negativity. That is why he decided he would share some of the wisdom that he gained from his terminally ill patients. All of these children are between the ages of four and nine years old. Even though they are young, they still managed to hit the nail on the head when it comes to what makes life worth living. These answers might surprise you but they will certainly move you."

Here’s what Dr. McAlpine wrote:

“Take home message: Be kind. Read more books. Spend time with your family. Crack jokes.

Go to the beach. Hug your dog. Tell that special person you love them. These are the things these kids wished they could’ve done more. The rest is details. Oh, and eat more ice cream.”

And, in the book, From Teaching to Thinking, Ann Pelo and Margie Carter ask educators and administrators to also think about what’s really important about our work in early education (and in life). Here are three questions they ask: “What has your heart singing and dreaming with new hope for your work? What muscles do you want to develop toward bringing that to life? What process could you put in place to ensure each decision you make amplifies, rather than diminishes your vision?”

Source: http://goodfullness.com/doctor-asks-terminally-ill-kids-really-matters-life-answers/

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