Daily Archives: 23 July 2013

If We Don’t Take Care Of Our Bodies, Who Will?

“Attention to one’s lifestyle, especially in the direction of reducing emotional tensions, a modest but regular program of daily exercise, a diet low in salt and sugar and reasonably free of fatty meats and fried foods, and plenty of good drinking water–all these are useful and indeed essential.” – Norman Cousins

I like it when people stress the small, seemingly minor details of life. Their reminders help to keep us aware of just how important it is to maintain our health in an active way. It does take work to do so, and it is necessary to pay attention to what we eat and how often we eat. The amount of work need not be so high, though, as long as we’re consistent in taking care of our health.
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Choose To Soar!

“People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh, and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life’s circumstances to push them down and hold them under.” – Charles Swindoll

If we do not soar, we slog and we wade–through the mud, grime, and swamps of the world. And while it may be tempting to believe that down here in the mud is where we will find those who really need our help, the question must be asked: can I help more people by providing a role model of someone who soars through life, or by trying to pull them out of the mud that they have mostly chosen for themselves, especially if they are neither ready nor willing to leave the mud?
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