If only most doctors could find a higher calling than the pseudo-science that passes for medicine these days – then the world would be a MUCH better place.
I thought this was a great story and it just shows that a good hard look at your life can be very beneficial – and we don’t always need to look death in the face to do it…
“Dr. Frank Artress looked down at his fingers. His nail beds were turning blue. He was running out of oxygen near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
A cardiac anesthesiologist, Artress knew the signs of high altitude pulmonary edema. He knew there was a 75 percent chance that he would perish on Africa’s highest peak.
Artress led his wife to a rock, and they sat together above the clouds. Then it hit him. He wasn’t afraid to die; he was ashamed. He had lived only for himself – practicing medicine in a Modesto hospital, traveling with his wife, purchasing luxury vacation homes and collecting art. He felt as if he had nothing to show for his 50 years. He felt as if his life had been a waste.
In that moment, Artress and his wife realized they were living for the wrong reasons. In that moment, everything changed.”
You can read the rest of this heart-warming story here