Today focus on an even bigger picture.
Today we’re going to focus on your health. All too often we take our health for granted until we lose it, or something goes wrong. And then we look back with sadness at what we have lost; we realise just how important our health has always been.
Today I invite you to think about a time when your health wasn’t at its optimal level. Perhaps you caught the ‘flu or a nasty cold.
What happened when you temporarily lost your health?
Looking back does the memory of this time encourage you to be more grateful for your health, something you won’t take for granted anymore?
And, what about if you have an illness that has been part of your life for some time and may be part of your life forever?
Can you remember when that illness wasn’t in your body? Can you remember when you were in optimal health? Can you see the difference that that illness made in your life?
Illness, whether short- or long-term, tends to be a warning from our body. It may be our body telling us to slow down, it may be our body encouraging us to make a change in our lifestyle before it’s too late.
However, more often than not, we ignore those messages until things get serious. In other words, until we lose our health, we tend to take it for granted.
Can you look back to a time when you fell ill, either short- or long-term and see what message your body was trying to give you?
The next time you get a message from your body, will you listen to it before things become serious?
Can you look at the messages your body sends you and express gratitude for its intelligence and its love for you, trying to keep you healthy?