Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Life's Jigsaw - Health

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle. Each little piece is an aspect of our journey through it. And when at last we find that last piece and fit it into place, we eventually see the meaning of this life.


UBC Day 9
The H Piece - Health

Sometimes Divine grace comes in unexpected forms as blessings in disguise. We usually recognise them as grace in hindsight.

About 9 years ago one day at work, I was suddenly unable to stand. It was a scary moment. It was like my brain had forgotten how to make me stand. My knees gave way in so much pain, I had to push myself up with my hands on my desk.

That began my quest for better health and fitness. And I lost some weight and got fitter. I felt better and more energetic.  I even took up karate about 6 years ago but unfortunately had to give that up as it started to affect my knees and my back. That also brought about an understanding that one must honour one's limitations and exceeding one's limit is also not a good thing to do.

We take our health so much for granted. But when something like this happens to us, we learn the value of good health.

Of course there are times when I slip back into bad habits, but the trick is to acknowledge that sometimes it is okay to simply blob but that when one has done enough blobbing it is time to get back on the road again.

Rest when you're weary. 
Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. 
Then get back to work. ~ Ralph Marston


Wishing you'll good health and healing.


Written for: A to Z Challenge and The Ultimate Blogging Challenge


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44 comments:

  1. Health is very important and good health is essential to live a long and productive life. I have seen time and again in my own life where people go along until something catastrophic happens then decide it is time to make a change. By then, too often the damage has been done and it is too late to make amends. ♥

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    1. So true Kathy - often it's too late to make amends. Blob out time is over, must get back into it.

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  2. Wow, this is an inspirational story Suzy...health is indeed very important for our complete well being. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Kajal. Without health we really have very little.

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  3. Inspirational Suzy! I always find something inspiring in your posts and yes health is of prime importance..

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Thanks Naba. Glad you find my posts inspiring. Makes my writing worthwhile.

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  4. Health is so very important! Without it, there is almost no point to life! Scary what you had to go through...

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    1. You said it perfectly PB. It was pretty scary but so glad it wasn't anything serious.

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  5. Sorry you went through that, Suzy. Glad you are better now. Thanks for the motivation. Yes, Health is important.


    ~Shailaja

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    1. Thanks Shailaja. I am much better now.

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  6. It is truly said that Health is wealth !
    I wish U good health always :)

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    1. Thanks Afshan for you kind wishes. Yes so true, health is wealth.

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  7. Oh yes we do take out health for granted when it is the post precious gift. Good to hear you overcame your health scare.

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    1. We so do Tulika until something occurs that makes us sit up and take notice.

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  8. Health is really important. I have been paying more attention to my body these past months and I can really see the changes, I feel better; I used to feel tired everyday, now I don't and the list goes on.
    Actually, health and getting fit are one of the 3 topics of my blog :-)

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    1. Thanks Zazazou. Little changes make a big difference.

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  9. Hello Suzy,

    I know all too well how important taking care of your health is. Congratulations on taking responsibility for your health and taking better care of you!

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    1. Thanks Peggy and thanks for dropping by.

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  10. I know all too well how important taking care of your health is. Congratulations on taking responsibility for your health and taking better care of you!

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    1. Thanks Peggy. I was lucky it wasn't anything serious. I have also learned to keep within limits as exceeding limits is also detrimental. thanks for dropping by.

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  11. True, we usually ignore our health, only a warning brings us out of slumber! Glad that you are better now. :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. We take it so much for granted.

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  12. Now this is another one of your inspiring posts, Suzy. Thanks for another helpful reminder :) The world and everything in it looks much better when one is healthy.

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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  13. So true. For nothing do they say health is wealth. Nice one!

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  14. Health is everything...You listened to your body and made some changes in your lifestyle to remain healthy and that is inspirational for many who are going through the same. Lovely post.

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    1. Thanks Sulekha. I was so scared that I was galvanised into action.

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  15. Health is wealth is an old saying but certainly the wisest one. Many a times we ignore the signs and then regret later. Lovely post reminding us to say yes to health and fitness!

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    1. A very wise saying Aditi. Which reminds me I should pay more attention to my fitness!

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  16. That must have been a scary moment. It's better not to go beyond our limits.

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    1. So true Rajlakshmi, we should not neglect our health. It was a lesson learned the hard way.

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  17. I believe good mental, spiritual, physical and emotional health combined means one healthy person. Great post!

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    1. Thanks Teresa. Glad you liked my post and you summed up healthy very well.

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  18. Things were simpler before...organic food, less pollution, we did all the work by ourselves. Life has become complex now...chemical in foods, more pollution, the lifestyle has changed...in the quest to make life enjoyable we are cutting corners and health suffers most. We must respect our body and respect our health.

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    1. So true Janu. Going back to basics is the way to go.

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  19. Suzy tks for sharing the story of how your body gave u a jolt making u pick urself up and working towards good health. Inspiring. :)

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    1. Thanks Sunila. glad you found this inspiring.

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  20. You are absolutely correct! We take our health so much for granted until we face a crisis.

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    1. Thanks Proactiveindian. that's exactly how it happens. Never take anything for granted.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Suzy. It is scary when we undergo that.... and we take our bodies for granted !

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  22. sorry to hear u went through that suzy! i do agree.. health is very important and its nt something to be taken for granted!

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    1. Thanks Swathi. Health is really so important.

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