Our Health is Everything
Our health is our most important asset. When it is compromised, it can turn our whole world upside down.
When I count my blessings, I never forget to count my health (and the health of everyone that I love) twice. Having lost my husband to his own mental illness, I am reminded daily of how important our health is. It’s everything actually. To be completely honest, it is what I fear most, losing my health. My mid-life crisis that I have been referring to quite frequently lately, is based on losing my health. Not just my health, but watching the people that I love most go through their own personal health battles. It’s scary! There is a lot that we can do to help keep ourselves healthy and to prevent certain diseases. But in reality, it’s a game of chance that we have little control over. That’s even scarier!
Today is the first day in 4 days that I feel like a human. Other than going to work 2 of those days and to the doctor yesterday, I have done nothing but lay in bed. Turns out, I have the flu and it kicked me in the ass. My son had never seen me like this before and I think it freaked him out a bit. There’s never been a day when I haven’t gotten out of bed and for me to be in bed for 3 days… it was pretty rough, on all of us.
So I am very fortunate, that I only had the flu and that I was only really out for 3 days. I’m feeling much better today and I anticipate that I will feel even better tomorrow. Other than an occasional short term illness here and there, I am a healthy person. And I am so fortunate and blessed that I am.