Day 304..#Health..

Today, I was at church for a meeting when something happened that reminded me of something else that happened in my family over 10 years ago.

I won’t go into any details about either of the issues, but both of the situations made me realise how important it is to be thankful for things we usually forget about..like our health.

Many people don’t have that luxury..and every day I’m thankful to God that I wake up happy and healthy.

Don’t take your health for granted..

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~ by originalapplejunkie on October 29, 2012.

12 Responses to “Day 304..#Health..”

  1. Wow! This is exactly what I’ve been thinking all day (I’m trying to convince myself that we’re not the same person… Lol. I always seem to have the same experiences as you, hehe). Anywhoo, I have been sick all day. It’s 7pm and I haven’t got out of bed since 12:30 pm when I decided to lie down because I felt weak. I don’t know what I have but my whole body is achy and it just feel like I have weights attached all over my body making it extremely painful to move. It seems like really bad flu symptoms. Resting all day has certainly helped and taking medicine/drinking Ginger tea and all that fun stuff. But all I could think all day was “thank You Lord that I don’t feel like this all the time.” See, I hardly ever get sick and so today was a shock… I may even have overreacted to some of my symptoms just because I’m not used to this (I’m a little overdramatic when it comes to pain, hehe). I couldn’t help think about my friend Nicole. She came to our church on Sunday, and looking so incredibly weak, she asked me to pray for her body once again. You see, she’s had OVER FIVE surgeries since the beginning of this year. All for stomach related issues of which doctors cannot figure out the cause. Some of her sugeries were for the removal of cysts which seem to continue to reappear. One of her sugeries was to remove one of her ovaries because it became very infected. Her most recent digest, just a month ago, was to remove one of her kidneys… Leaving her subject to painful dialysis, 3 times a week, for the rest of her life. She is only 24! When I spoke to her on Sunday, I asked her if she was healing well and how the dialysis was going. She then told me that on her most recent check up they found she had developed kidney stones and the doctors wanted to operate again. She looked at me, shaking her head, and said, “I just can’t do it anymore”. As I dealt with my symptoms today I couldn’t help thinking about Nicole. I realized that I ought to be thanking God every day for my health because there are people far + near to us who are truly suffering.

  2. That is so true. I always hesitate to go to the doctor for anything. I do understand that it is important. Just as you said you should never take you health for granted. Well said. :)

  3. You are absolutely right. There are far too many things that we often take for granted. My Mum’s friends moved to Spain a few years back. They came for a visit this week and one of them was so pleased to have fresh water straight from the tap. She says that even after you filter the water where they are, it still tastes really odd/bad for you. They buy all of their water! I realise it’s probably a different story for you down in the London area, but here, in Scotland, the water is fantastic and I reckon a lot of people probably do take it for granted. Thought provoking as always, Apple! :)

    • I kind of found the same in Portugal..but it wasn’t too bad..but to be on the safe side, I bought all of my water too..!
      My mum is always on about having a good Brita water filter..and I didn’t have one of those out there..but the water did make me break out on my face!
      Thank you Kate!

  4. […] know that I’m blessed to have my health and will never take that for granted […]

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