At times I am reminded of the process my body went through in the midst of dealing with a disease I didn’t know I had. I felt and eventually saw my body changing before my eyes. While I could not explain why it was happening, in my mind I knew something was wrong. At the time I chose to ignore and hide what I was internally feeling. I thought if I ignored it, then it wasn’t happening. If I didn’t give life to it by sharing with others, then it couldn’t exist. Ultimately when I could not ignore it because my body was beginning to show the physical signs, I knew I finally had to not only acknowledge that something was wrong, but I had to move into action to do something about it. That movement ultimately saved my life and allowed me to regain my health. But I often think about how my delay in action could have resulted in a completely different outcome.
Today, my daily work is to pay close attention to my internal signs as it relates to my complete health.
When I am not feeling well physically, I have to review my checklist:
Am I eating properly?
Am I getting enough rest?
Am I emotionally drained?
Am I surrounding myself with positive energy and people?
When I am not feeling well emotionally I make a very similar checklist:
Is my body getting enough physical exercise?
Am I spiritually connected?
Have I taken some time relax and rejuvenate my body and mind?
The biggest lesson I have learned and continue to learn is that eventually the body will show you what your mind is attempting to hide. It is our daily work to go down our complete health checklist, mentally, physically and spiritually in order to be the best version of ourselves. Today is a great day to get out your list and do the work to Take Care of You and be amazing on purpose.
My goal is to take the time to focus on another "ROSE" in need and seek ways to bless, support and encourage her through her current challenges.