The following is an example of a family HEALTH HISTORY tree. The importance in this picture reveals the reality that GENETICS alone doesn’t determine one’s definitive outcome.
Take a moment to draw your family HEALTH HISTORY tree. Are your diagnoses similar to your parents or are they significantly different (better or worse?) If genetics alone isn’t the primary factor, what do you think the driving forces have been that have determined your health profile? Are you likely to follow a similar path with similar results your parents have taken? There are:
TWO BASIC OPTIONS:
1. Stay the course your currently following and likely experience a quality of health your family history reveals.
2. Become a willing participant and ACTIVELY pursue a REALISTIC alternative path improving one’s chances for a healthier outcome and improved quality of life.
Living healthier does NOT guarantee LONGEVITY. Living healthier, however, places you in greater control of your life. It provides more options and more opportunities for greater fulfillment and joy. It creates greater INDEPENDENCE, personal conviction and a necessary example for generations to follow. It helps establish better clarity for what’s really important in life.
Change only begins when we begin caring about ourselves AND the community in which we live. Until this level of awareness is achieved, most people will remain unfulfilled throughout their lives. They will exist without purpose, without meaning and without quality health. This ISN’T because people are bad, but rather because people have never been taught to search for these important qualities in life. Instead, they have followed previous generation’s foot steps because….. “that’s just the way it’s always been.”
Until we determine it’s time to create our own unique foot impression that changes the damaging patterns we blindly follow, our HEALTH HISTORY tree is likely to expand with more diseases to face.
I know this reality isn’t fun, but I also know the path of growing diseases is even less fun.
Sometimes performing an act of kindness is all it takes to jump start the mind. Feeling good about helping others in need can transition one’s own habits from destructive to constructive. This provides the motivation to create our own unique “foot impressions” that offers each of US as well as our future generations better opportunities through better guidance. This positive change in attitude helps to break the cycle of damaging “foot impression” patterns we’ve been mindlessly following.
Why not consider making your first unique “foot impression” one that (both) you and the world can be proud of. Click on the following link entitled, “My Unique Footprint” to share your kindness with a child given no hope. Isn’t a small donation providing a MOMENT of UNCONDITIONAL HAPPINESS at the end of a child’s life worth making?
Your act of kindness just might be the spark needed to awaken YOURSELF to a better healthier path in life.
I started this article by asking, “What Path Are You Following?” I truly hope you choose a path where OUR “foot impressions” may meet. TOGETHER, we can show the world that kindness and good health benefit EVERYONE!