With the year coming to a close everyone tends to take a minute and take inventory. This has been a hard year for so many reasons. We are all anticipating the new year and hopefully some normalcy returning back to our lives.

 

This time of year always makes me look back over my life, my accomplishments, take inventory on my goals and assess. 

 

I take time to be thankful for my relationships (new and old), my accomplishments (as a mom, business owner and own personal ones) and see what I want in this coming year.

 

Health has been in all of our thoughts this year. I am so thankful for my health, my family’s health and those around me. 

 

It got me thinking about how important our health is. It is not something we can take for granted. Or wait to work on tomorrow. The pandemic has taught us this now more than ever before. 

 

Prior to the pandemic. I had a patient that told me her and her husband were going to start “checking off” items on their bucket list now because they KNOW they will not be healthy enough to do them after they retire.

 

Think about that. For one thing, they are planning on not being healthy enough to travel in 10 years. They are accepting the need to do things now. They are also choosing to seize the day and bring more joy into their life.

 

This is what happens when you don’t have health. You have to change your plans. You have to sacrifice and give up the things you want to do, the things that make your heart happy and you have to compromise.

 

Health is one of life’s most treasured assets. The choices you make on a daily basis impact that amazing asset.

 

Health is not one thing. It’s a lot of things combined into one. Health is getting enough sleep. It’s smiling and having a good, positive attitude. It’s eating lots of fruits and vegetables. Health is moving everyday. Health is chiropractic. Health is managing your stress and drinking plenty of water. I could go on and on…

 

An old adage declares that a healthy person carries a heart full of goals, dreams, and aspirations, but a person plagued by sickness or disease carries only one. A person’s precious health deserves to be cared for and maintained. People often take major steps of preventative care for automobiles, homes and even their teeth while overlooking the body’s critical need for daily love and care. 

 

Health encompasses so many things. What is 1 thing you can add into your life in 2021 to make YOUR health just a little bit better!