This morning during breakfast, I had an argument with my kids, I did not agree with their points and at the end both of them were punished.
Before they left to school, I said to them have a great day. Both had a long face, they were not delighted and I knew what they were thinking.
After I dropped my youngest daughter at school, I was still unsettled about the breakfast incident. While driving to my office I felt a small discomfort on my chest, then my shoulder and my back. I decided to make a U turn and drive myself to the hospital. When I arrived to Georgetown Hospital, I waited and relaxed for a while to be sure that the pain was not just a response from the morning excitement; 30 minutes later, I decided to check in.
The news: heart rate is 49, arteries are spotless, so clean that the cardiologist said to me “I could not find anything, congratulations,” a second doctor approached me afterwards and said “we should send your results to the university, they are remarkable”
Great news, great feeling; thank you, thank you, to all of them!
Anyway, here is the lesson:
First, we can’t allow emotions to take over our minds. Our real challenges are inside our mind, which is the only thing we can control. Once we take ownership over how we think and react, we are better off!
Then, our present circumstances don't determine where we are going, they only determine where we are beginning and it is our decision how we proceed.
Third and most importantly, we have to understand that we can do as much as we are able for our kids, yet, at the end it is their decision only, where they end in life; not ours.
Finally, eat healthy, drink plenty of wine and get plenty of exercise; all three would keep a healthy heart.
Who I am today as a person is largely due to my failures!