Happiness and Grateful for Good Health

Happiness and Grateful for Good Health

Rev Kane in the Antelope Poppy Reserve

At least you have your health the old saying goes and we all know to some degree this is true.  Recently, I’ve come to a better understanding of that expression.  Over the last two years I’ve been battling with my body, it seems that as I get older I cannot ignore it like I used to.  The extra weight I’ve carried for a long time, the Coca-cola and pasta that I love so much are no longer able to be a part of my life.  Not a terrible burden, lord knows there are many people who suffer with significant illnesses that make their lives incredibly difficult and at times very short.  I’m grateful that my health issues are controllable with only some minor inconveniences to deal with.

I have a cousin who is currently dealing with some foot issues, as have I over the last year and let me tell you how frustrating it is to have your mobility restricted.  Even more for her as she is a professional cyclist and has been off her bike for some time.  Today’s post was inspired by her, as I’ve noticed something impressive about the way she is dealing with her difficulty.  Although she’s miserable at the idea of not cycling significantly or racing she’s kept her spirits high.  I’ve also noticed that she’s shifted gears, found new things to focus her energy on, truly inspirational and a model for us all to follow.

Today is a reminder that although we are all on a journey to find happiness, there are other things that take precedence.  Our family, our health, a roof over our head and food enough to eat must be a priority, then when we are safe and healthy we can continue on our path to a happier life, have a happy day friends. ~ Rev Kane

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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