Last night, I had a conversation with a friend about how important it is to cherish your health. Life is extremely tumultuous, and in an instance, everything can change. I can tell you from experience that getting comfortable with good health can cause you to miss a lot. Nobody knows if or when they are going to get sick, but if it does happen, you need to be ready. Here are some tips that will help.
This is the most important tip I can offer. No matter what age you are, whether it be a newborn or a senior citizen, a major illness or disease can strike at anytime. It’s vital to understand that.
I was a completely healthy young adult, living life recklessly, without a care in the world. I never stopped to think that some day that could all change. If you would have told me three years ago that I would be a Christian and have a terminal illness , I would have laughed at you. I thought I was invincible, but in reality, I was young and ignorant.
Three years later, that is my life now. I am proud to be a Christian and living a wholesome life. It is impossible to live a sinless life, but I can try my best. I know that God will accept me for who I am. I now face an unknown future due to my terminal illness, but I will never falter.
I look back and wish it wouldn’t have taken me hitting rock bottom to live my life this way. So I humbly ask my readers this: DO NOT take good health for granted. Tomorrow, it might disappear.
This is for everyone. We should all live our lives with the mentality that regardless of what happens today, we can make sure tomorrow is better. I am constantly facing adversities, as we all do. The key is to realize that the past is the past and things can only get better. Having this outlook when you live with a terrible disease is very difficult, but I feel it’s even harder for a healthy person to do.
Think about the last time something awful happened in your life. Did you think, “Today is the worse day of my life, I don’t think I will ever get over this?” Did you spend the next few days, weeks, or months dwelling on it? If that’s you, think about it from my perspective. If something awful happens in my life, what if I don’t have another day to get over it? Can I really dwell on what has happened?
I have to pick myself up, brush the negativity aside, and move on.
Everyone should do this!
The point is this. Bad things happen to everyone. It’s life. It has always been that way and always will be that way. So when something bad happens one day, realize this; Be happy that you’re alive today, but be thankful when tomorrow comes. You never know when it may be your last.
There are so many things in this world that are poisonous to our bodies. Alcohol, drugs, and countless other things that can destroy our bodies over time.
> Here is a scanario: After a night of partying, you wake up and probably don’t feel well. At this point, almost everyone says to themselves, “I’m never going to do that again!” Not many people actually stick to that though.
> Now, think about after a night of partying, you wake up and you have ALS (My cousin Robin ), Cancer (My good friend Vicki), or Bronchiolitis Obliterans (my disease). None of us expected to get these terrible illnesses, but it happened.
> Unlike the hangover that will go away in a few hours, these illnesses are incurable or take massive medical treatment to cure. You can choose not to poison yourself, but nobody can choose when they might get an illness like ours.
What if moment: What if, all those times I was out partying, gambling, playing video games, and whatever other stupid things I did, I had done the things I had always wanted to do, and now am unable to? Wouldn’t that have been nice?
Skydiving, bungee jumping, rock climbing, training for a triathlon, just to name a few. All things I could have done, but I wasted time on stupid things. Had I realized how precious good health is, I probably would have accomplished those dreams. Now, they may never happen (But, I’m sure praying they do!).
So for anyone out there who is the “me” of three years ago, take heed in my words. While you are in good health, accomplishing your dreams is something you should do sooner than later!
I hope these things give everyone something to think about.
* Never take good health for granted,
* Make the next day better than the last,
* Accomplish your dreams sooner than later,
* Cherish Your Health!!
Follow these tips and learn from my mistakes. I want everyone to enjoy life. At the same time, understand that it can all change in the blink of an eye!
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