Life is short

The other morning I was headed to an appointment and I passed through several school zones. As I crept along at my 15mph I watched the cute kids walking with their Moms or riding their bikes. And I became painfully aware of how many Mom’s were talking on their cell phones as they walked their child to school…. The child saying nothing – walking beside their Mom. Seriously? For the twenty minutes that it takes you to walk your child to school – you couldn’t find something better to do with your time? Like maybe talk to your child? Encourage them, make them laugh, share a story and bond so that when you leave your child at school they have a wonderful memory of you to carry in their hearts throughout the day. Time is precious! Life is Short! Before you know it your children will grow up – they will not want you walking them to school – much less want you spending time with them. Talk on your cell phones all you want to on the walk / ride back to your house. But make a good choice and enjoy time with your child. Encourage them – use that 15-20 minutes and make a memory full of smiles.

I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure.
My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil.
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, 
everything was meaningless, chasing after the wind; 
nothing was gained under the sun. Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

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