Whenever you wake up and you don’t feel any pains, whenever you can climb up the stairs with no undue dyspnoea, whenever you can sleep easily and quickly with no interruptions and then you wake up feeling refreshed, you should always remind yourself how lucky you are being.
Take a deep breath and then think: Is it hard work? Is the air not enough? Is it causing you to cough? If not, then once again, remind yourself that you are being lucky. A lot of people are not…
Good health should never be thought of as given but rather as a blessing or as good fortune that should be actively acknowledged and cherished.
And of course, if one manages to seriously and consistently go through the above mental process, the obvious next milestone is the realisation that our choices are more crucial to our health than our luck. Indeed, notwithstanding the role that luck and good fortune play in the preservation of our health and well-being, our own personal responsibility is even more crucial (scientific data support this fact unequivocally). The importance of nurturing our bodies in a health promoting way cannot be emphasized enough.
And, even more importantly, acknowledging our good luck in health, and nurturing it further, is an attitude with (too often) moral extensions, as well. Indeed, treating our body in a way that increases its prospects/probability for a healthy, long life, is a sign of respect to the people that love us and a sign of devotion to the people we love back.
If only we knew (collectively I mean) how to do that right…