My focus word for 2017, temple helps me focus on the fact that my physical body is the temple where the Holy Spirit resides. That gives me an understanding of my responsibility to be a good steward of this ole bod. As I age, however, health I once took for granted, becomes more elusive; strength is harder to maintain. I need more rest and I need it more frequently.
Last week, my 95-year old mother spent five days in the hospital with a combination of the flu and heart issues. She’s out now and better. But her illness was a reminder of the frailty of our physical bodies, including mine, because one result of being with Mom during her illness was ending up in bed with the flu myself. I was reminded that good health cannot be taken for granted.
Now that we’re in mid-February, I had intended that my monthly focus word post would be about my progress toward my health goals with an encouragement to readers to pursue your own. But life poked me with a reminder:
Sometimes we pursue better health.
Sometimes we pursue regaining former health.
Sometimes we strive to do the best we can with the health we have at the moment.