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I am reading a book called Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. If you are looking for a good read this is a great one. In it he refers to a story while Ronald Reagan was President and was shot. On the way in for surgery he commented to the doctor that he hoped he was Republican. The doctor replied, “We’re all Republicans today, Mr. President.” This said by a man who was an outspoken Democrat.
Why was it okay on that day for him to not worry about political differences? Simple, because it was about saving a life. I would venture to say this was regardless of him being the president. The times I have been to the hospital I have never been asked what our political officiation is.
On a much lighter note, it is Cow Appreciation Day! A day that our family has decided it is very much worth it to dress up in cow spots with ears and tails for free food. In this case it really is free food. You can go all three meals dressed up and in some cases even win additional prizes.
It truly is an amazing day. I would add to this that no matter what your feelings about Chick-Fil-A as a company, it is a day you may well feel obliged to put those differences aside and go get your free food. One of the only times of the year the old adage “Something for nothing” really is true.
So why and when are people willing to do things like this? To drop the arguments, to forget their stance on “issues” and take a moment to let life just be.
I want to suggest a couple of things here and would love to hear your input as well.
With the prevalence of technology, especially mobile, our lives and the lives of our kids are heavily influenced by an ever expanding new world. As parents it is necessary to know what kinds of apps our kids can and should be exposed to.
With summer, no doubt your kids will be playing more games on a device to fill the time for both you and them.
So how do you decide what games are best for them? Sure you can you use the rating system, that’s a great start. But what if you were to ask yourself the question, “How could I use these apps in a nontraditional way?” You can be certain developers had a particular way they saw how their app would be used. But what if you saw things differently? What if you used it in a way that worked best for you rather than the other way around?
Here are some ideas on how to use apps as a tool to enhance your life and not just kill time playing Candy Crush.