In light of the sad news about a friend’s father passing tonight, I felt it was the ideal time to briefly discuss this important TIP: never take your health for granted!
Every single day we’re here on this Earth is a true blessing, but it’s only human to lose sight of this after a while. We just expect that things go well, we are healthy (enough) and only other people die. However, I’m certain we’ve all had at least one of those unexpected moments life inevitably throws your way, that completely knocks the socks off you or shakes you deeply. That scary curve-ball when you were just cruising right along comfortably. Each one of these experiences contains an important lesson, and reminder.
Health – and life itself – is a gift. Anyone who remembers to take a brief moment and remind himself of this daily, is likely leading a more purposeful, meaningful and happier life. Taking care of your body, this temporary “Earth suit” which is your temple, is of paramount importance! Once we lose our health, it is far more difficult to regain it – so why not tend to it and be grateful for it while things are going well?
Even the smallest steps and efforts towards improvement count. No matter what you’re doing, if you’re trying something, you’re making progress. When you can look at yourself in the mirror and honestly declare that you are a better person than you were yesterday, you deserve to be congratulated. Keep going. Keep up the good work. Don’t stop building on your successes. Your health is in your hands, and it’s so precious. I suggest you treat it like you would a newborn baby – with the utmost love and care.
Start treating your health better right now. One day it may be too late.
May we all truly live, until we die. God bless.
Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.
Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
–Earl of Derby
The king who cannot rule his diet, will hardly rule his realm in peace and quiet.
–Rule of Health of Salerno