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Arvada, CO, United States, 2006/03/25 - Are your priorities in order or will it take a major life crisis to get them aligned? Karen Simmons, author of “Surrounded by Miracles,” reveals the five most important things in life - AutismToday.com.
Are you investing your time and money in things that matter, or will it take a life-threatening illness, a child being diagnosed with a special need, or another Category 5 hurricane to make you take a brutally honest look at your priorities?
Determining what’s important and making it a priority – before tragedy strikes – can help you recover more quickly when you do encounter a crisis. The process is a lot simpler than you might think.
“A lot of people get caught up in day-to-day life and don’t take time to define what’s really important,” says Karen Simmons, CEO of the worldwide, leading organization Autism Today™ and author of Surrounded by Miracles: How a Circle of Love Saved One Woman’s Life in 57 Days (Exceptional Resources, Inc., SurroundedByMiracles.com).
“They miss what life’s really all about until something major makes them stop and think.” In 1994 Simmons family was told she had a 1% chance to live.
Friends and family were stunned. She’d gone to the hospital for a routine birth, but instead found herself receiving her last rites.
Over the course of two months, Simmons fought a vicious battle with illness and finally came out victorious. Her close call with death forced her and all those close to her to come to terms with the real meaning of life.
Simmons hopes sharing her experience will help others do the same, without having to undergo such a traumatic ordeal on their own.
Simmons encourages others to focus on making “The Five F’s” a high priority in their lives:
If you are not giving priority to these five areas, ask yourself why, and then seek out ways to give them precedence. That way, when a crisis hits, you will find yourself better equipped to face whatever comes your way.
What Would You Do If….? Prepare Yourself for a Major Life Issue with the “Crisis Game Plan” available at SurroundedbyMiracles.com/.
BIO: Karen Simmons, Real Life Survivor and Supporter for Special Needs
Karen Simmons is the CEO of the internationally recognized Autism Today™, an organization that is one of the world’s leading resources for special needs. A successful businesswoman, mother of six and an in-demand keynote speaker, Karen is the author of four books and the co-author of the forthcoming “Chicken Soup for the Special Needs Soul” along with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hanson and Heather McNamara; visit ChickenSoupStories.com.
Currently based in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and family of six children, Karen is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, which gives her and her organization a uniquely expansive network with the worldwide special needs community.
Surrounded by Miracles: How a Circle of Love Saved One Woman’s Life in 57 Days Exceptional Resources, Inc.
2005 / ISBN: 978-0-9724682-7-5 ($.14.95)