Monday, February 24 2014, 09:29 AM MST
Web Exclusive: Biggest Lesson He Learned
SHAUNA LAKE: Did you learn also Greg, you know you learned work ethic and all these things, but did you also learn to take care of yourself? To spend times to do things that matter also because life is short and it’s not forever.
GREG MILLER: I would say that is the biggest lesson I learned is the importance of preserving my health. And I think too often I have taken it for granted as many people I think do, that is having your health. You don’t realize what a blessing it is until it’s gone, and I saw my dad’s health deteriorate for a number of years before he actually passed away, and I knew that I didn’t want to live my life that way. So I made a conscious effort to live a healthier lifestyle, whether it’s better nutrition, better exercise, less stress, kind of my outlook on life. Those are some of the things I learned from watching my dad.
SHAUNA LAKE: Do you ever with that you could have done more for him or taught him that or was there anything that could have been different in his life that could have changed the outcome?
GREG MILLER: Absolutely. It’s probably nothing more than speculation at this point, but as I said earlier, the organization from an economic standpoint is doing better than it ever has, and the organization has obviously survived him; the one who arguably sacrificed more to bring it to life and to build it than anybody. And so one of the lessons is if it will outlive him, it will outlive all of us. And so the second lesson for me is that I’m not doing it by myself. I’m doing it with a lot of help, but the people that we’ve engaged are willing to carry a big part of the load. And had he been able to realize that, and shift some of the load he was carrying onto other people, he could have had more time for his health and his nutrition and his exercise and to be with my mom and to take a vacation every now and then. And had he done those things he would probably still be here with us now. And so that’s something that I am frustrated by because I believe that it’s true, and it would be really nice to have him around.
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