Life can be consumed by a flurry of activities. It can swirl into a blur of endless lists of things needed to be accomplished. Go here, visit this person and write that e-mail and call those family members…. Buy this, sell that; on and on it goes. Pressures of life can be crippling. Gaining perspective of your current situation is like a breath of fresh air when waves are crushing in around you. It’s all too easy to let the important parts of your life slip through the cracks of your mind as you focus on trivial things for far too long. In the end, a person cherishes the moments when an anchor is dropped on your behalf and you are forced to stop. If you go through life as though every second were a race, you will miss out on the most important aspects of living.