Sunday, March 13, 2011

Don't Stop Believin'

"Hold on to that Feeling"

One of my best friends in the universe is going through what may be the hardest time in her entire life. It better be. Nobody should be playing the game of life with the hand she's been dealt in the last six months. Another friend of mine told me this week that she feels like she's in so much emotional trauma that she is physically falling apart. When faced with life at its ugliest, how do we remember to keep believing in ourselves? How do we keep  our fists held tight around that sliver of hope? 

Emotional troubles can soon turn into full blown physical ailments if we aren't taking the time to address what's going on in our lives. Article after article in health magazines and online will tell you that stress quickly manifests itself as sickness of the body. Healthcare is one of the most expensive things we have to worry about in America.  After all, if you havn't got your health what have you got? I believe that the first step to saving money on medical bills is preventative maintenance. Take care of yourself. Some of you may feel like your family needs to come first. You wear yourself down taking care of the people around you until you get sick and can't take care of anyone. Be okay with taking an hour to go for a quiet walk or sitting with a book you've been dying to read. Maybe you find fulfillment in gardening or hunting down new awesome music online. Whatever it is that makes you smile again, do it! I'm here to tell you that you are worth it. You are amazing and unique and wonderful. Keep your soul healthy and your body may follow suit. 

To my friends out there fighting a hard battle right now I just want to say I love who you are. I find your strength a true inspiration. As you continue to believe in yourself, remember you are teaching those of us looking on that if you don't stop believing, neither should we.

Believing is free and free is cheap.

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