Posted by: aidshike | February 15, 2013

Relatively Healthy –day six

Dear Shelly,

Happy Valentine’s day.

In my past posts I have shared about the blessings and gifts learned when facing hardship, and having caring and loving family and friends…. and being relatively healthy. The following piece was written after a health scare the day before July 4th last year where I had to see a cardiologist for potential heart problems but everything turned out fine. I was told to go out and drum and have a great time (I was part of a large drum circle the next day at a big festival before the fireworks)

The following reading comes from that place of valuing health  … It begins with depression, fear and being overwhelmed… this relates to how I have felt in the last two days looking back at this project and not knowing if I could really pull it off… any of it. So I reread this and was happily reminded…

What is good health?

I am so tired of being down, being scared, letting the challenges of my life bring me down. In retrospect my life is a tremendous gift.  I realize that I can never ever take it for granted even for a moment longer. My health is relative. I am relatively healthy… but to be alive is to be in good health. It is sometimes hard for me to accept, sometimes hard to digest, but I have a choice of how to deal with pain, with fear, with deep sadness… with any seemingly overwhelming feeling.

I can just smile. I can smile because I am alive.

I have had the blessing of some very seriously life threatening health challenges, but I did not die. Even when totally dependent on others, even when almost paralyzed by fear, even in tremendous pain… in these moments – others gave me the amazing gifts of a smile, a laugh, a simple gift or most importantly just their presence, their thoughts, their prayers. They refused to give up on me and constantly reminded me that I was never alone.

No one should ever be alone. I believe that no one ever is alone. I believe good health comes from within. I believe our spirit is our strongest organ. I believe that when we uplift our own spirits, even just for a short sacred moment, there is hope and there is healing. With hope there is health.

Happiness, even for a fleeting moment, even just a flicker of a smile, even just a laugh for the sake of laughing… happiness can heal our spirits. There are so many challenging health scenarios. We all do (or at least will) deal with pain, hurt, sadness, worry, heartache, feeling alone.

We all will age, we all will lose people close to us. But there is hope so close that we only have to reach out. Only have to breathe… because as long as we can breathe we will always have good health. Good relative health?  Health is relative, but to be relatively healthy is a gift we can all afford.

Smile, because there is life still to live, breaths to treasure, smiles to cherish, laughter to share and love to appreciate

Life is there, so close, right there. Life is right here. Life is so simple. We all are never alone and we all are always together. Life is a journey and I pray that you can find others to walk your path next to you and that you choose to find others to walk next to.

Smile, live, love… laugh

Treasure health!

Moshe Mark Adler

Independence Day 2012


Today I did get back to the gym and had a great workout … taking my time to get to know all the excercises (I am working out with circuit weights) and adjustments of equipments, proper weights for each exercise… and I made an appointment with a trainer on Monday

Total Miles: 1.95

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