As I was recovering from surgery these past couple weeks, I kept thinking of how precious the gift of health is. Being healthy without aches, pain, or discomfort isn’t something we think about so often. Most of us even have a sense of entitlement when it comes to being in perfect health. Some of us have no concept of what it is like to be deprived of a healthy and ailment-free life… until we are struck by a sudden illness that leaves us perplexed as to such unexpected course of event. Only then do we began to see how precious a good health truly is. Take it from someone who has experienced both health and sickness: Do whatever is humanly possible to preserve your health. Take the necessary measures: eat well, exercise, rest well through healthy sleeping habits, and cultivate a heart and soul free of hindering toxins. Such toxins as anger, resentment/unforgiveness, stress and worries, and bitterness etc. can rage war on your body. Some health issues (accident or natural disasters) may be inevitable; but do everything you can to prevent the preventable ones. Cherish your health, don’t take it for granted, and fight to preserve it as much as you can. Ask anyone who’s sick, they’ll tell you that they wish they had taken better care of themselves. Don’t wait to appreciate your health until you don’t have it. Our body is a temple; it ought to be treated sacredly in order to live an enjoyable life, void of sickness.
Louise Beaubrun-Macaluso, PhD