The purpose of this blog is to encourage us to review the events of the past two years and determine why ongoing gratefulness is important. During the height of the pandemic, we acknowledged that breathing was a privilege and not a flimsy occurrence. Our families and friends took on a new significance. Workplaces added options: work-from-home or hybrid. Ingenuity skyrocketed as we "pivoted" and found alternatives that we never conceived of previously.
Wealth took on an individual meaning. If we could work from home, work-life balance could be attained! Here's the mic. What are we noting as necessary elements of happiness now?
Personally, health is tantamount to me. I started delivering meals to seniors in my area. I see our society aging. I am reminded of the impact health has on everyday living and business. The seniors remark that they will meet me at their front doors to receive their meals. Many come with their walkers or wheelchairs. Some note that walking without assistive devices would be a great advantage. Be inspired to maintain good health and urge those in your circle to do likewise. Prevention matters.
Get regular exams for cancer detection for the breast, testicular, prostate, and colon. Include diabetic, hearing and vision screenings.
Follow up on any recommendations from testing.
Quit smoking, vaping, or inhaling; these activities impact one's lung health.
Cheering others on. "A merry heart does good like a medicine; a broken spirit dries the bones," Proverbs 17:22. Urging others to be healthy and grateful has a boomerang effect on our lives.
Collaboration - "How good and how pleasant it is, when brothers (family, friends, coworkers - my insertion) dwell together as one!" Psalm 133:1. Collaborating with physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and exercise specialists, such as trainers or physical therapists can augment our health strategies and increase knowledge specific to us.
Singing - "Sing praises to our King." Psalm 47:6c. Singing releases tension.
Praying - "Pray continually", 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Praying can relieve stress about a particular diagnosis or situation.
Giving thanks - "Give thanks in all circumstances, 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Appreciation is the replenishment of life. We blossom when we have appreciative and thankful hearts in business, school or home.
Everyone enjoys an uplifting person. Let appreciation ring out whenever it's appropriate. These thoughts spark growth and development in whatever endeavor we have.
Calls to action:
1. Make a preventive health appointment today.
2. Choose who you will encourage in their health. 3. Purchase Fully Persuaded Faith and read about God's deliverance. The Prayer Jewels give specific Scriptures for health. Also, Living Abundantly is available on: https://www.marilynnjames.com. It highlights how one can reach success from many perspectives.