This week, I’m going to ask you all to be a little selfish. Yes, I know it may sound a bit odd coming from me, but this post isn’t going in the direction you might surmise. My goal…to insure that you’re paying attention to those things that keep you healthy—mind, body, and spirit. As some of you may know, my girlfriend Jennifer’s mom, whose name is Shirley, (lovingly known as “Mamasita”) has received some devastating news about her health. (If you’d be kind enough to send her some love/positivity, it would do wonders for her.) http://tiny.cc/efh24 It got me thinking about our health, and general well-being.
As many of us know from experience, when we aren’t feeling well, physically, or emotionally, it becomes very difficult to enjoy the things in life we most cherish. Yet, I for one, don’t pay too much attention when I’m feeling well. It’s not until something ails me that I take action. I’ve decided to pay more attention to my health ALL the time.
I know one thing for certain…we can all take better care of ourselves. Many people ignore tell-tale signs. These signals are trying to tell us that there is a problem.
I’m going to ask you to do this for me…if there’s a problem, situation, or circumstance in your world that’s adversely affecting your quality of life, take action. And I don’t mean tomorrow. Please do it now. I’ve invested a great deal of time in getting to know you all. I would consider it a personal favor if you do your best to stick around. Time to start cleaning house. Dead-end job? Stop bitching and take action! Feeling off lately? Step away from the candy bars and eat something healthy. Is there a problem with a relationship in your life? Decide today to take the first step, and have a conversation with that person.
I’ve been feeling a bit physically off lately. I took the first step, and followed the advise that I’m now giving you. I went to see the doctor. After receiving a clean bill of health, my energy level and spirit have risen, due to the fact that I no longer have to wonder, or live in fear that something might be wrong. Let this week’s post be a catalyst for action in your life. Take the initiative and make it happen.
Please don’t forget—we are surrounded by friends who truly care about us. I am one of those friends. You all contribute an important part of a greater whole to my world, as you do for many others. I don’t want that to change. Pay attention to your well-being…be pro-active. Commit to doing what needs to be done right now then follow through. I can’t stress how very important this is. And if all is right in your world, bravo! That’s the kind of good news that I love to hear.
As alway, I love your feedback, stories, and general input. Other readers also read what you have to say in these comments. Treat my blog as an open forum if you have something to share. Thank you for your continued support…take care. Take better care!
All the best, AB