Be Thankful For Your Health


Be Thankful For Your Health

Everyone knows the saying, “be thankful for your health.” I have always been a healthy person with nothing more than a minor cold here and there. I rarely get a flu shot and I rarely come down with the flu. I have not had any major health setbacks. I believe because of this, I have never fully had the chance to comprehend the saying, “be thankful for your health.” I never took it to heart. I never fully grasped the meaning. Then the month of March occurred. Even though what I am about to say is minor, it is still enough to truly understand the meaning behind “be thankful for your health.”

At the start of the month, Michigan had it’s last major/minor snow storm. I was outside shoveling the driveway and sliding the whole time on my driveway on the black ice. I ended up falling on the driveway with the shovel handle going right into my eye. Right way, it could have been something very bad. My eye swelled up and it turned black and blue. My eye even closed half way. With that, came the most painful body aches I have ever experienced in my life. I hurt constantly from head to toe for a week when it finally began to taper off. Given the fact it could have been much worse has opened my eyes to my health. Currently waiting on blood tests to make sure my aches and pains are not related to anything else, I am trying to be positive. Just when this is episode is almost put past me, I come down with the worst cold I have had a long time. My body aches flared back up again and I have been down for the count once again. This too shall pass.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining or whining. I don’t need anyone to hold my hand. I understand my health woes are minor. So please refrain from the comments that I am trying to get people to feel sorry for me. This is not what this is about. What this is about is, being thankful for your health. Even minor injuries should give us all a wake up call as to what we need to be thankful for.


If I Think I Can, I Can!

It has been a while since my last post. I have no great excuse. It is what it is and nothing more. I have had the want to write, but not the creativity. It has been hard to come up with ideas to write about, but I look around my life, this world, and even in the blog world and notice most people can find something to write about it. Anything can be a topic and turned into a great blog post. I need to try harder and push myself to do better. I love this quote I came across yesterday:

“Success is 90% psychology.” – Tony Robins

I have to keep reminding myself, if I think I can or can’t, I am right. Just like “we are what we eat”, I also believe, “we are what we think.” Every one of us have different beliefs, values, and mindsets. I believe most people are doing the best they can with what life throws at them.

I promise myself more than anyone else that I will do better with my blogging and writing.  It’s time to go back to brainstorming for idea’s and writing things down when they come to me.  I have skimmed many blogs today and loved every one of them. Other bloggers help me by providing inspiration and idea’s. There are many bloggers and writers out there that I hope to one day be like. I hope to one day have the talent that they do. If I think I can, I can!