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Naked Leader Week – 173 (w/c Monday 11 September 2006)
The Moment in your life, when you had your whole life in front of you…
When we look at new born babies we often say to ourselves, or out loud, “Isn’t it wonderful, they have their whole life ahead of them.”
Well, so do you, whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever your age.
Whatever your age.
Perhaps you think about yourself as ‘middle-age’.
How do you know?
We have no idea whatsoever when the ‘middle’ is happening. Out of 130 million babies born each year worldwide, 4 million survive for less than four weeks. So, for two million people each year, their middle-age was fourteen days old.
There is only one thing certain about your life, and that is that one day you are going to stop breathing, and die. Of course you know this with your left brain; you may have completed your wills, taken out your life insurance, planned ahead.
Please read the story of what happened to the Hanson family below, five years ago on this very day, and as you do, think about that one action, that one idea, that one thing that you have been meaning to do or say for a long time – and do it now, today.
Christine Hanson, 3, from Massachusetts was travelling with her parents Peter Hanson and Sue Kim Hanson to California on Flight 175, which was flown into the World Trade Centre on September 11th, 2001.
Peter Hanson, 32, was a software company vice president with the presence of mind to phone his parents from the doomed aircraft.
Sue Kim Hanson, 35, was a medical student working on a doctoral thesis that promised to reveal the workings of a chemical believed to regulate immune responses.
Christine Hanson, 3, was on her first trip to Disneyland.