Hamilton Insurance Group September 2018

THE SILVER LINING To Your Life & Health


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Aging is difficult for many of us to accept. The older we grow, the more vulnerable we feel. But aging is all about how you interpret your life’s events and how you grow from them. As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that I don’t have all the time in the world. While that might scare some, I find peace in that notion. Aging has taught me that time is the most valuable asset we all have. I could lose $100 right now and spend hours looking for it. I might get that $100 back, but I can never get back the time I spent looking for it. I find that the time available to us is significantly more important than any challenge or material struggle. As cliche as it might sound, I’ve committed to not sweating the small stuff, and that has comforted me as I age. I used to drive as fast as I could to get where I was going. I thought if I wasted any time in traffic, I might miss my window of opportunity. Now I take time to stop and smell the roses. I cruise to work and spend quality time with whoever is in the car with me. One day, it’s all going to be gone, so why would I rush to get everything over with? In my line of work, my finances can be unpredictable, and that used to worry me. Everything was about the money. I’d spend time getting

“ IF NO ONE MAKES IT OUT ALIVE, I’D RATHER INVEST IN PEOPLE THAN IN MY WALLET. energy I spent worrying took away the most valuable asset I could give to those I care about: love. It wasn’t until I started working in this career that I realized life had something more to offer. I see myself in most of my clients, which helps upset not knowing what kind of life I was going to be able to provide for my family, and then I realized that all the

–Duane Hamilton 1 770-744-1855 older, but no matter what, I will always understand that now is the time to live life to the fullest. develop mutual relationships that benefit us both. It became clear to me that the love you share with others is perhaps one of the most important blessings in life. No matter how disciplined I am or what I do with my health, Father Time will always win. If no one makes it out alive, I’d rather invest in people than in my wallet. My life is full of proud moments and joyous occasions now. I may be getting

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