First things first, I need to apologize for not getting a newsletter out last week. To be totally honest, I did not have the energy to push the keys and write my thoughts down last week. For those who don't know, Carol and I (and all the girls) came down with the flu last week. Actually, our oldest brought it home and then shared it with everyone! For the first time, since we opened Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab over three years ago, we were forced to close the office for 2 consecutive days while we recovered. Trust me when I tell you that the flu is no fun at all, but it is even less fun when the entire house is sick. Carol and I were, basically, playing Rock, Paper, Scissors to see who was more sick... That way the other one would be responsible for taking care of the kids.
At the time, while seemingly fighting for my life, I don't think that I was able to see the teachable moment. But looking back on it, the lesson to be learned is that we can NEVER underestimate the importance of our health. Our health is our most prized possession, and after last week, I can assure you that without your health, your life can become pretty miserable. It is easy to notice exactly how important your health is when it is taken away from you in the blink of an eye. The crazy part is that most people don't realize that the seemingly little decisions that they make on a daily basis can slowly erode their health. This slow erosion of your health will lead you to a point of diminished health that is near impossible to return from. In an effort to avoid this situation, it is very important to make the right decisions when it comes to diet, exercise, sleep, etc. The cumulative effect of making good healthy decisions is that it puts you on the path to good health, however, if you are consistently making poor choices you can assume that your health will move into the danger zone fairly quickly.
Don't take your health for granted. We only get one trip through this crazy thing called life, my advice is to do everything that you can to enjoy every second of it!
Dr. William "Chip" Bleam