Health Is Wealth

Why is it important to be healthy – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially?

The healthier we are, the better we feel.  The better we feel, the more apt we are to help others.  The more we help others, the healthier we feel.

Likewise, the sicker we are, the worse we feel.  The worse we feel, the less likely we are to be able to help others, because it is a matter of being in survival mode focusing on getting better.  Therefore, it is not until we are one again, operating at full strength, that we are able to be function at our highest potential.

It is a balancing act.   If one is completely out of balance it affects the others.  That is why it is important to be physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially healthy.

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I am awake.

It is on this day today that I woke up.
In the magical way that this today started with the sun rising yet again, with my breathe not failing me as I too did rise.   And, in doing so the start of something beautiful began to be able to take shape.  My feet they failed me not as I stepped out of my bed and as easily as yesterday I walked.   And, to add to the wonder I talked and my voice was heard even cross invisible threads of contact.    To think that I was heard is even more miraculous and even understood.  How then could I ever think there be a need for anything more when this as the miracles they but unfolded even at the very start of the day?
There in the shadows, I found light.  And, I flipped the switch and somehow the darkness was completely pushed away.  Then, I could see.
Not stumbling over myself and navigating my way into the other room there I knew was the dog resting there as he was the night before.   I did not have to see him to know I would find him there.  Then, as we communicated with each other he so inexplicably walked towards the door to be let outside.   He knew it was the exit wagging his tail the closer to it he got.  How amazing it is to think that he knows?
Without having to have it before me, I believed it would be and that was enough. I simply knew and so it was.
Thank you. I am grateful.
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NEVER GIVE UP!!

That is just one of the lessons from this video.  

For me as well, it also about the realization that we may never know what someone is going through at any given moment. From personal experience, I had a woman who worked for me that came to work every day and did a great job but never told anyone she was battling cancer. Another time I was talking to someone and through the course of the conversation realized they were living out of the car. Someone else I knew was told by medical professionals they would never make it. Another lived through the most unbelievable childhood raising their younger siblings themselves because of two absent parents. And, years ago a guy come and confessed to the rest of us that worked with him that he was struggling daily cocaine addiction. No one knew.

From the many people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, whether it’s those above, or the myriad of others, I can say my life lesson is among the many others: non-judgment. It’s way above my pay scale to judge another. Even in the examples listed, some made it and others did not. It was not necessarily a matter of who worked the hardest, did the right thing, but most certainly a key element is to never ever give up – hope.

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.  ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe