I’m scheduled for some minor elective surgery next week. And in order for that to happen, my primary care doctors have to give me medical clearance. So out of an abundance of caution, they’ve been conducting some tests on my 65 year-old body. One of them was an Echocardiogram which I had never had before.
It was quite interesting to watch my heart beating on the monitor in front of me. It was a bit surreal to hear the swoosh and clicks of blood flowing and valves opening and closing inside my chest.
Unless we have heart problems, we probably don’t think much about this awesome organ that has been beating even longer than we’ve been breathing.
I do occasionally thank my heart and other organs that have served me so well for so long a time. And I spent most of the 20 minutes or so of the ultrasound being awe-struck and feeling very grateful.
What do you think when someone says, “To be honest . . . ”? Do you ever wonder if they are lying the rest of the time? I know it’s kind of a throwaway phrase, but it does raise the question.
Just how honest are you? Do you tell the truth all the time so you don’t have to warn who you’re talking to that you’re about to speak the truth?
Most likely you don’t steal and would never think of taking something that didn’t belong to you. But have you ever stolen time from your employer?