It doesn’t matters what others think of you, what matters is what you think of you.
This past week one of my good friends passed away at an early age, he left behind a beautiful wife and 4 daughters. Yes, when I say an early age I do mean he was my age. The cause of death was heart attack with clogged artieries. Drs had prewarned him months prior to have tests done and even when he waas experiencing chest pains just days before his passing, he did not go seek medical attention.
At the end of the week I had heard that another one of my friends, even younger yet as he just turned 21, was arrested for a Felony and drug possession. He is looking at a minimum of 5 years behind prsion bars, leaving behind a beautiul 3 years old. He had doctor warnings and previous close calls. His addiction caused him to obtain Hepatitis C.
Another example, my ex, his life is slipping away as h is spiraling into his herion addiction and when doing so he is worsening his Hepatitis C. He is 6’4″ and his weight is 120. It breaks my heart to see his weight increasingly get smaller. He has had numerous warnings from doctors, addictions specialists, counselors, therapists, cops, judges, friends, family, etc.
These people have seen their family and friends die before them from not listening to their doctors or following advice from others.
Why are people ignoring warnings when it comes to their health?
Do people think that they are part cats and actually have 9 lives?
When my mom passed in 2010, she did so after not listening to the advice of her doctor. She was diabetic but could not stay away from the unhealthy eating. That unhealthy eating caused her diabetic body to go into renal failure.
The year my mom died is when I started my healthy way of eating, my new lifestyle of low carb. I did not want my life to be a shadow of hers. I wanted what I saw motivate me to not be the same.
For six years I have been enjoying Low Carb. I have had setbacks, mainly my disability which effected my mobility so exercise is very limited, however, I still continue. If it wasn’t for my vigilance to stay on track with low carb, I would be much heavier and unhealthier today. I may still be pudgy, but at least I am healthy.
As of today I have no diabetes, no high blood pressure, no tumors, no masses, no hypertension, no blood clots, no heart problems, no gout, no sleep apnea, no high cholesterol, etc..
I did have a non functioning gall bladder that was removed, but that was from the rapid weight loss rather than obesity.
At this moment I am just dumbfouned.
I am trying to understand why people who have people that love them are not trying to be their best? You have children depending on you to be there for them in their lives as a parent, a friend, a mentor. Why are they throwing their lives away and not listening to the medical professionals and people who have been in that position before? Why are they not learning from the examples others have gone through?
I am still boggled and all I can think to do is pray.
Pray for these souls to change before its too late and they can not. Pray that they see life as only being lived once and to not take it for granted, believing that they are themselves invincible.
No one person is invincible, Only ALLAH is invincible.
Although the picture can be seen as upsetting the story that goes with it, makes you see things differently.
Put a frog into a vessel fill with water and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog cannot adjust anymore. At this point the frog decides to jump out. The frog tries to jump but it is unable to do so because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature. Very soon the frog dies. What killed the frog? Think about it! I know many of us will say the boiling water. But the truth about what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when to jump out. We all need to adjust with people & situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust & when we need to move on. There are times when we need to face the situation and take appropriate actions. If we allow people to exploit us physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually or mentally they will continue to do so. Let us decide when to jump! Let’s jump while we still have the strength. Good morning and have a great day beloved!
Change your circumstances now while you still can as if you continue on the same unhealthy path you may not be able to change later or even at all.