Grateful for My Health

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Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

Each of us has choices that we make either benefiting our bodies, or not.  From what we eat, to exercise, to even crossing the street.  Each of these choices has a consequence, intended or not. 

 

Our own bodies perform miracles on a daily basis in terms of being on auto-pilot.  We fix ourselves daily, but we aren't the captains of that boat for most of what goes on while we sit, walk, sleep and so on. 

 

As Oprah writes in her latest O The Oprah Magazine, "Our bodies are amazing. And too often we are not grateful for their perfect functioning, balancing bacteria and enzymes, managing blood flow, thrumming the sinus rhythm beat, beat, beat of our hearts day in, day out."  

 

Sometimes the choices that we make have a devastating effect on our health.  This year has been a stark reminder of that for me, given the passing of one of my brothers.  Stuart was a kind, gentle man who simply made bad choices on an ongoing basis with regards to his health.  He was stubborn and didn't want to be reminded that his choices would ultimately lead to his early death.  To me, that is the saddest part of his passing.  

 

Having your health is everything.  If you've had a serious illness or been through a health crisis, you'll understand what that means.  But for a lot of us, we take our health for granted.  Being grateful for our good health can change a person for the better if we just contemplate on the wonders that our bodies performs without missing  a beat.   

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Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi  Jan Green - So sorry to hear about your brother. I can understand how you feel. You are right, Our health is the most important thing. 

Nov 04, 2018 03:52 PM #5
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Sam Shueh
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Been on this blog for a couple of years some disappear and other mention they are not around anymore..... Sometimes it is shocking.

Nov 04, 2018 04:20 PM #6
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Lisa Von Domek
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Jan Green So very sorry for the loss of your brother, it is difficult when we watch those we love make choices we wish they wouldn't and that we can't control.  Such an important thing, caring for our health and I had a similar theme to my Blessings post today.

 

Nov 04, 2018 06:00 PM #7
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Jan Green
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Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® .  Such a cute profile picture!  I so appreciate that health is the most important thing  I've been in sports since the age of 12 and coached for 15 years.  I was active in Water aerobics,  taught aerobics, too.  So it was very hard watching my brother, who was such a good soul, disappear literally.  Hugs girl! 

Nov 04, 2018 06:58 PM #8
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Jan Green
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I understand Sam Shueh !  I've been here since 2009 and its nice to see the same familiar faces, but some disappear and it's sad :(

Nov 04, 2018 07:02 PM #9
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Jan Green
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Thank you Lisa Von Domek !  I'll read yours next :(

Nov 04, 2018 07:02 PM #10
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Leif Price
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Prioritizing our health, be it mental or phsical, should be always at the top of our list. Without it, we cannot do the things we love. Sorry for your loss. It is a gentle reminder to your readers that our (lifestyle) choices can greatly impact our lives for the better or worse.

Nov 04, 2018 11:52 PM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Health is a vitally important thing to enjoy and be grateful for, Jan.  Without it, so much else seems like a moot point.

Nov 05, 2018 02:44 AM #12
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
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Jan, without our health the rest really doesn't matter is how I've always looked at it. There's one area I really fall short and that's getting enough sleep, need to work on that. I remember when your brother passed and it's very sad that it was due to not making his health a priority. My fiance's Dad passed this year for the same reasons and we feel that's the saddest part too. We only get one body and we have to take care of it. 

Nov 05, 2018 04:10 AM #13
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I lost a cousin two years ago to what we believe was a blood clot that was dislodged from his coronary arteries into his blood stream, during a cath procedure.  He'd had a couple heart attacks in the years previous and stints put in his arteries.  Yet, he continued to eat like crap, not exercise and drink alcohol daily.  It was sad when he passed, leaving two small kids behind and a devastated wife, but it didn't have to be that way.  He largely authored his own tragedy.

Nov 05, 2018 08:10 AM #14
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So very true Leif Price /!  I would never want to leave my kids that way.  I plan on sticking around for many years to come.  Thank you for commenting!

Nov 05, 2018 08:46 AM #15
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Indeed Myrl Jeffcoat !  Our health is behind everything we do.  Without the ability to be agile and many more aspects of good health, where would we be?  Not well off!  Thank you for commenting and have a great day. 

P.S. Love your new profile photo - your Halloween photo was great!

Nov 05, 2018 08:47 AM #16
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Agreed Amanda S. Davidson .  It's like I told my daughters when they were young, you get one set of teeth after those baby teeth fall out. Take care of them! So sorry for your fiance's loss :(

Nov 05, 2018 08:48 AM #17
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Very sad Chris Ann Cleland I think some people see the needed changes as insurmountable.  They should chat with Barbara Todaro!  

Nov 05, 2018 08:49 AM #18
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Beth Atalay
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Good morning Jan Green, I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. Without our health, no amount of fame, success, money matter. Our health is the greatest blessing we have.  

Nov 06, 2018 04:54 AM #19
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Debbie Reynolds
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Your words are so true and we do have influence on our health choices. Bad habits will take a toll on our bodies and minds.

Nov 09, 2018 06:55 PM #20
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Jan Green - I am sorry for the loss of your brother. Whenever I can't understand something, I revert back to the Serenity Prayer. May you be consoled, especially this first Thanksgiving after his passing. It was outside of your control. 

Good health is nothing to take for granted. I wish there was more emphasis on good health beginning in primary grades onward than advertisers and companies that promotes beauty. The ego and peer pressure is a real problem for many schools, families, and communities. I wish more quality time and education was spent on mental and emotional intelligence and then maybe by the time kids are teens or young adults they would make better choices. But all the wishing and hoping doesn't change the outcome and for you, I'm sorry for your loss. 

Nov 14, 2018 03:12 PM #21
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Jan Green
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Thank you Beth Atalay !  Nothing can be more important because without our health, what do we have?   Family maybe but we can become a burden - not me!

Nov 14, 2018 04:24 PM #22
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Jan Green
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Thank you Debbie Reynolds so very true.  It's important to have good emotional health as that relates to physical health as you mention.  My mother had that problem!  Yikes!

Nov 14, 2018 04:24 PM #23
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Patricia Feager the serenity prayer is such a powerful, simple prayer.  There are certain times I think of Stuart and what he loved doing the most - that's the most peaceful setting.  He loved to fish and play with his dogs.  

I also agree that more needs to be taught in schools since kids are there during their waking hours more often than at home it seems.  If you and I created a school it would be awesome!  Thanks for that Patricia!

Nov 14, 2018 04:26 PM #24
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