Part 2: Healthy, Wealthy & Wise
I hate going to the gym.
In fact, I hate gyms in general. (I know that sounds extreme, but I have a traumatic experience associated with fitness gyms that I won't get into here)
I don’t like the atmosphere, the intimidated feeling I get, the pompous attitudes and all the overflowing testosterone.
But a part of leading the best life you can live, is being healthy - that is taking care of your body - inside and out.
But before I go on, let’s clarify something - being healthy is NOT the same as being fit.
You can be a fit person but be unhealthy on the inside.
You can be a healthy person on the inside but not LOOK fit.
A mind that works optimally needs a healthy body too.
The two are linked.
I remember the day we received a call from my Father-in-Law on a January morning...
...he had Colon Cancer.
My wife broke down...I was at a loss for words. So many questions...
...what stage is it?
...how soon will he get treatment?
...what's the next step?
Over the next few months, we were flying back and forth to see him at the hospital, taking turns with my wife's siblings to care for him.
He died in early June of that year.
Six months from his diagnosis to his passing. Gone too soon. We often talk about how he would have absolutely loved (and spoiled!) his grand-children. He loved kids.
Why do I bring this up?
He was a kind man.
He loved his family and always sought to provide for them.
But if we don't take care of ourselves, we can't take care of the ones we love and if something happens to us, those left behind are left with the pain and longing for those who are gone.