Friday, August 13, 2010

To Our Health

My blog is about my journey with yarn, what I do with the yarn (my projects), also because of the yarn, where it has taken me (knit groups for the social aspect, knit outs and conventions (traveling). But it is also the beyond aspect that is important. A life journey includes the struggles, disappointments, fears, joys and accomplishments. There is one other part of life that is important - our health. Without a measure of good health I would not have been able to enjoy my journey as I have.

Sometimes we take our health for granted and we feel that our bodies will always work. We feel we don't have to take any conscious thought or do anything special for that to happen - but we do. And then one day our bodies had enough abuse or neglect and they rebel. Our bodies give us warning signs because it is beautifully made and constructed where that it will go on and on and on until it can't anymore and it says, 'I quit' and the health problems begin to take over.

I don't know about you but I can't let that happen. I have too much knitting, crocheting and beyond to let that happen without a fight.

Don't get me wrong, I struggle with this daily because I don't like to cook. But the long end of it is that I want to have limber hands to do my hobbies, working legs that can get me to the yarn shops or knitting/crochet conventions. I want to attend my knitting groups and other events. I need to maintain a good vision so I can see my stitches and read my patterns. That equals taking care of my body as a whole. I want to be determined to get back up when I fall and move on when I don't want to.

I would like to propose that for this moment on that we start, if we haven't, taking steps to change what we do for a healthier tomorrow.

The simplest change in our lives can make a world of difference. Make a few and see for yourself. The question is what can you do today that will help you feel better tomorrow?

I'm not finished talking about this subject, so tune in on my health goals as I continue to fight to be healthy and hope that you are doing the same.

Good health to you.

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