Tuesday, 19 May 2009

'Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life...

'Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.' - William Temple

When we are ill do we shut the world out, do we hide behind the blankets of darkness and fall down through the covers into self pity, resting a weary, oh so heavy, oh so bleary head onto a pillow of comfort that says there there go to sleep you poor thing...feeling the almost stillness of our slow, deep breath and think....well this sucks?!

Achieving the best possible health we can be at is something we all strive for and why not. Everything seems so refreshed, so pure. When we are healthy every breath feels like.....beauty, radiating through us. William Temples words echo through me and encourage me to keep as healthy as I can....

So why this contemplation about health...the realisation of serious consequences of a simple mistake last weekend has left me thinking about how we can so easily take our health for granted and how quickly it can be taken from us...appreciate and enjoy every part of your health even what you may consider the simplest things, for none of us know when things will suddenly become 'tasteless' and 'fade'. Time after time experiences though life keep me confident that despite having type 1 insulin dependant Diabetes my health doesn't have to suffer and neither do I ...apple anyone? xx

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