Blog March 2014

Regrets I Had A Few

Posted On: March 27, 2014


I recently came upon an article written several years ago, pertaining to the "Top Five Regrets Of The Dying"

It speaks to the lessons learned by a hospice worker over her career.

People, it seems, grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. Each experienced a variety of emotions: denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient though found their peace before they departed though.

When questioned about any regrets they had, some common themes surfaced.

 Here are the top five:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realize their life is almost over, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have had not experienced even half of their dreams.

From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard.

This came from every male patient. They missed their children  growing up, and their partner's companionship. Women also expressed this regret. But from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners.

Simplifying your lifestyle, making conscious choices along the way, and by creating more space in your life, you can become happier.

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is not money or status that holds the true importance. Sure they  wanted to get things in order for the benefit of those they love, but often, they were too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind.

SO WHY NOT let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice.       It is YOUR life, choose wisely,

                              Choose happiness."


The Value of A Marine Surveyor

Posted On: March 25, 2014

The value of a marine surveyor

The next time that you are shopping or looking at a list of boats or yachts for sale, it is a good idea to remember that you are not alone when trying to identify the most suitable and safe, sea-worthy vessel for your needs.

What a marine surveyor does

A marine surveyor will carry out an inspection and examination of the  marine vessel that you intend to buy and will check the condition of the boat and the materials aboard. It is like having a survey done before you buy a house, so you know exactly what you are getting before you buy it. A marine surveyor will also inspect equipment that is intended for use on the boat to check that it complies with the relevant safety standards.

The marine surveyor will check that a boat is suitably built and maintained to operate safely in the relevant weather and water conditions. A good marine surveyor will also have the necessary experience of a range of boat models, so that any recurring structural or maintenance weaknesses can be highlighted. In this way, I have found it possible to pick up many maintenance tips. In addition, the paperwork that comes from a marine surveyor can be essential for the necessary insurance coverage.

There are many types of surveys, both for commercial and recreational  purposes .

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Posted On: March 11, 2014

What's with this Weather?

The icy grip of winter has been encompassing much of the United States. By now, the phrase "polar vortex" has become all too familiar to all of us. Low-pressure systems typically strengthen in winter and weaken in summer. When the polar vortex is strong, the Westerly winds blow hard; when it weakens, the cold air escapes. It seems that in January & February 2014, cold air escaped the Arctic vortex and raced south across much of North America.

These extreme cold events have us all questioning how changes in Earth's atmosphere could be creating warmer temperatures in the Arctic and that are weakening the vortex and leading to more cold weather outbreaks. The White House released a two-minute video last month in which science advisor Dr. John Holdren explains why we might expect to see more extreme cold events in the future.  In the video, Holdren explains that the temperature difference between the Arctic and the mid-latitudes is shrinking and that temperature difference is what drives the polar vortex. Great that we know that,

But ...

what does this all mean to our children?




Posted On: March 07, 2014

                              Hi, I’m Roy Scott!!

Welcome to my Blog!!

This is my initial post and I hope to highlight some insightful stories, personal experiences, and frankly STUFF we all should be concerned and engaged about.

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I am a Marine Surveyor, an NCAA Wrestling Official, a Husband, a Father, and a Cool Guy!  (at least I think so)

I am a Graduate of The US Coast Guard Academy and Dowling College

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