As I normally travel the one and a half hour drive I have driven many times before to visit a loved one, I typically think of things on my to-do-list, the week’s events, listen to music or an audio book, or in other words be involved in the busyness of life. However, this time was different. On this trip, I was thinking of what the loss would mean to everyone she knew. It will be difficult for sure on those closest to her including myself. Then I wondered how their friends and family will be affected by creating this ripple effect that transcends through family and friends. As I was driving, I was forced to come to terms with what I already knew, but sometimes neglect in everyday life.
When someone has ill health or they have lost the battle altogether, it really does affect everything they do and everyone they know. It is a shame that even for me I can at times, lose sight of this reality. The rebirth of this message began to once again resonate through me like it has so many times before.
Now that almost a month has gone by I feel compelled to dig deeper into this idea. Life is truly a gift and a fleeting one at that. Of course, the way we spend time on this planet is up to each of us. For some of you, sitting down and playing with your kids for a little while during even the busiest of days may bring meaning to your life. Others may want to spend an uninterrupted one to two hour quality meal with their family or friends once or twice a week. Still, others may have a passion that excites them. Whatever the occasion, poor health can get in the way.
Taking care of your body is often neglected and sometimes ignored totally as we rush around in life chasing a never ending supply of things to do. Yet good health is one of the most important things to keep in mind as we go through our daily routines. Maybe if we start today, we can take the time to make better choices. Beyond the mainstream health sources, which can be enlightening, I encourage you to print, read or reread, and take notes on the post Should You Start Here for in-depth information on the importance of lifestyle on health. In addition, the other articles on this blog are dedicated to helping you add life to your years and years to your life.
Yours in Health,
Sean Ripp, D.C.