Cultivate Night Vision

Make sure you can see what’s most important

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My father, Jim Herbert, flew P-38 and P-51 fighter planes during WWII and continued to fly small planes for many decades after. When he taught me to drive, he always reminded me to turn down the dashboard lights at night.

“When you’re driving at night,” he said, “you want your best night vision. Too much light from your dash keeps your eyes from adjusting to the dark.”

Isn’t that a great lesson for life too?

We need to learn to tune out many of the bright — often flashing — lights that blind and distract us. Turning down the less important lights improves our vision and helps us find our own guiding star.



Elizabeth H
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