The Blessing of Good Health

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

http://www.myrljeffcoat.com

In recent days I’ve noticed several ActiveRainers writing about the blessing of enjoying good health. Let me be another to espouse my gratefulness for enjoying that special gift.
    It hasn’t always been so! There were several years during the early 1990s when my health wasn’t always the best!

After finally working through a number of diagnoses to find the cause, and hoping to remedy it, I set out to improve what had been lost.  Swimming has been an important component to that quest.


I’m fortunate to live near to a California Family Fitness facility, which has a great gym, and really nice swimming pools.


Swimming laps on winter evenings can sometimes have the pools looking like something out of Dante's Inferno, or maybe a witch-and wizard's gathering in a magical mist filled realm.  It was one such evening that I experienced a breakthrough. The temperature of the air was much cooler than the 82° warmth of the pool.  And, it was generating mists swirling upward into the air!  The only illumination came from below, from the underwater lights, and through the whirling mists, it looked something like hell. In the lap pool, swimmers struggled back and forth - often two in each lane.  They were barely visible and gave the impression of tortured souls in purgatory - Flitting about from one group of tortured souls to another in their section of the pool. 

And there I was with them - but with one very defining realization.  I was not in stress or pain, and as I looked downward in the pool, as I stroked through the water, the illumination of the lights, made me realize I was seeing a very bright and real light at the end of a tunnel.  And, it was all a journey to stress free health! 

This month Debbie Reynolds (the Real Debbie Reynolds) is hosting a 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge. This is my Day 4 entry.

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Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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What a delightful flirty photo of you, Myrl! I gotta hand it to you, keeping up with swimming all the time. It takes a lot for me to get out of the house to exercise because I'm so glued to my computer. But at least, like you, I have no health issues today. But some day I will be older and may need to do something! Glad to hear your health is great and looking forward to lunch next week!

Nov 06, 2018 09:23 AM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - I think it is important for you to unplug from the matrix long enough to take care of yourself.  By doing so, you can potentially ward off problems that sneak up on you as you approach golden years.  Far too many folks wait until a health issue arises to do something, rather than trying to prevent it in the first place.

Nov 06, 2018 09:28 AM #2
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

You are my role model, Myrl. I aspire to be in as great of health as you when I reach the next decade.

Nov 06, 2018 09:34 AM #3
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Nina Hollander
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Love your photo in the swimming pool, Myrl... wish I could look that good with a swimming cap on my head! Without health our lives are very circumscribed and I'm so happy that you found your solution to being at your physical best.

Nov 06, 2018 10:34 AM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Nina Hollander - I often say that health is near the center of our personal universe.  Without it, everything else is affected!

Nov 06, 2018 10:52 AM #5
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Myrl,

Like everyone else who has commented, I love your photo.  Like you we both appreciate our health, and work at maintaining it on a daily basis.  Cheers !  A

Nov 06, 2018 11:18 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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I, too, am thankful for good health.

I need to restore my regular exercise programs.

Nov 06, 2018 01:13 PM #7
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Sounds like you found the perfect escape from the worries of the world.  Good for you!

Nov 06, 2018 01:48 PM #8
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George Souto
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Myrl for you it is swimming, and for me it is walking (6 miles per day).  I am boarder line diabetic, so keeping my weight down is very important.  I don't like needles!!!

Nov 06, 2018 04:09 PM #9
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Kathy Streib
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Myrl- I think you should frame that photo!!!  I'm not a great swimmer but when I do, I find it very energizing!!!  Keep up what you're doing because it suits you!

Nov 06, 2018 04:15 PM #10
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Eric J
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Such a great photo Myrl. Good health is absolutely something  to celebrate.

Nov 06, 2018 04:17 PM #11
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Stressfree health -- something we all should work toward and be grateful for. I loved swimming as a child; never swim now - perhaps I should start it up again! Congratulations to you, Myrl.

Nov 06, 2018 06:41 PM #12
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Myrl Jeffcoat - Now that's an inspirational photo and you could be a spokeperson on T.V. for physical fitness! Your passion for swimming is something I wish I could have continued when I moved to TX. I know it's never too late, but I have my reasons. However, I truly admire you!

 

 

 

Nov 14, 2018 03:44 PM #13
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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You got me, Myrl! 

I am going to the pool tomorrow. 

Thank you! 

Nov 16, 2018 07:20 PM #14
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