Our health is like a relative. You can’t get rid of it! Now, I love my family. But I know I’m not the only one that has had conflict with 1 or more than one of them. But the simple fact is that they are related to me. It doesn’t matter how I FEEL about it. It is what it is. I have to make the best of it.
How we relate:
Your health can either be like the closest sibling relationship or the furthest distant relative you can think of. I consider it more of a marriage.
Think about it like this (I know I’m taking this way out of context)
“I (Your name goes here), take this body to have and to hold from this day forward for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.”
What if we all thought about our body this way? I know it’s a little ridiculous but it just makes sense!
You only get one of these bodies. We need to love it and take care of it. We cannot take it for granted. Some days are harder than others. Sometimes we are full of life and some not so much. But you have it until death.
How close do you hold your health? How often do you visit? Or is it something you rarely speak of and don’t really pay any attention to until it’s close to dying?
EVERYTHING revolves around your health.
Why you need to improve that relationship NOW!
There is always a why behind the what. If we sit still, we actually move backward. Life moves forward. I read a while back that if you are stable, you aren’t moving. While I agree a little with that thought process, Sometime we NEED to stabilize BEFORE we can accelerate. But in order to stay focused we HAVE TO KEEP OUR WHY at the forefront of every action.
My why is to leave legacy for my kids. I want them to see me work hard. I want them to understand the value of things that are not seen. I do not want them to place value in sitting and watching tv or playing video games. I want them to value movement and sport if they choose. I want to live as long as possible, so I can see them grow and mature and raise children of their own. I do not want to be limited by my aches and pains. I do not want to be so sleep deprived can’t pay attention to them at family time. I want my wife to know that I work hard for her and our family. I want to lead her toward good health and set the expectation, not to demean, but to encourage good healthy behavior. I want to be able to go explore the world with her without restraint if we so choose. I want to be the best I can be for where I’m at in life. I want to be a light unshielded to others. We are the salt of the earth the Bible says, and we are to bring flavor to the world. That’s MY why. There is a saying “hurt people, hurt people.” I’ve heard it quite a few times over the years and all I can ever ask is why? Why is there pain? And why does it breed more pain. We are to infect the world with positivity and Christs message. If we ourselves are hurting, how then can we help others until we face the why behind the what.
SO start building a better relationship with YOURSELF! Make the changes you need to make for you first, so you can not only change your world, but change the world around you.