I just returned from New Mexico last week and had a wonderful time hanging out with my family. As some of my long time readers know John and I went out there last year as well. But one of the things I really missed this year was the hiking up the mountain: that fresh mountain air, the views from the top, and of course the challenge of climbing all the way to the peak. Still recovering from my car accident the pelvis said, “No!” even though my mind was saying, “Yes!” My mind kept flashing wonderful, vivid memories of John and me at the top with our hands in the air, on top of the world. It was very hard for me to hold back and listen to my body, but better judgment prevailed and I found other activities to keep me busy. Missing out is what I wanted to talk about this week. If John and I had not seized the moment and climbed the mountain last year I would have missed out on a great life experience. You see, you never know when life is going to throw you a curve ball and limit what you can do. That is why you always hear me talking about being in the best health you can be in. I want you to be ready for all the experiences life presents to you because it can change, quicker than I care to remember. One day I was headed to enjoy a massage and the next day I’m lying in a hospital bed with a fractured pelvis. What is it that you don’t want to miss out on? It doesn’t need to be climbing a mountain; it can be anything from spending time with the one you love, to traveling around the world. So, take care of yourself now, and when those moments present themselves you will be ready. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to not make the hike when I did. To miss that experience and time I spent with John would have been heart breaking. I think the only thing that would have been worse than not doing it, would have been living with the regret that I missed out on living. Live your life with no regrets and be healthy enough to climb that mountain!
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Yours in health,