In light of the previous few weeks, we had some issues brought to our attention in some very harsh ways. 1. Life is delicate and you never know when or at what age it will end for someone; 2. Heed the warning signs they are there for a reason; 3. Even if you don’t care enough for your own health, care about how it makes others feel around you to see your self destructive ways.
In the last 6 weeks, we had 1 family member at the age of 40 experience a heart attack, 1 family member experience angina at the age of 37 and another family member pass on from a massive heart attack at the age of 42. Two have children and the worry experienced by 2 of these kids was very apparent. No child wants to lose their parent because of something that can be prevented by a change of diet and regular medical check ups. The other, well, unfortunately a parent’s worse nightmare to bury their child because of something that could have been prevented by a change of diet and regular medical check ups.
It’s a good reminder to all of us, that no matter how we feel about ourselves at times, we are important to the people around us, we are loved and with that we all have responsibility to continue to enhance and nurture all who we come in contact with. We all can be some one’s mentor, some one’s hero, some one’s confidant, some one’s friend and we are all loved and we all love.
I read a very inspiring and beautiful true story about the St. Thomas firefighters helping an out of town elderly gentleman find the home of his relative. You can find the blog posting in thestthomasblog.com, it’s a good read. How does this ties into this blog? Paying it forward can be as simple as listening to your kids when they ask you to try that piece of broccoli or eat that piece of whole grain bread. They are seeing something that you should be more aware of. So pay it forward, show the people in your life that you care enough about yourself to care about them. Life is good…Cheers!