As I write this blog, I am sitting in North Bay, in a lovely post and beam hotel, over looking Lake Nipissing. As I contemplate the beautiful scenery, I can’t help but feel blessed. I have a career that affords me the opportunity to help others when they are injured. I have the mental and physical health to practice the career of my choice.
Not everyone is so fortunate.
Through my line of work, I have met many people who have lost their health in the blink of an eye, people whose lives have changed in an instant. If anything, this has thought me to appreciate what I have and to lead life to its fullest. It has reaffirmed my belief that we must stay strong in the face of adversity.
I have come to believe that life is filled with lessons. At times we are the teachers and always, we are the students.
I do not believe that we can achieve optimal physical, mental and spiritual health without staying engaged in life and opening our minds and hearts to its many lessons.
Exercising my mind and my body, eating well, listening and meditating are a few of the tools that have helped me absorb some of life’s most precious lessons.
I am in my mid thirties and feel better then ever. I have had ups and downs and have grown from both. I look forward to many more lessons and wonder what I will think, in ten years from now, of the trials of today.
What I can say, with certainty, is that I will continue to live life to its fullest and always strive to be a better person.