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Monday, April 2, 2012

HAWMC Day 2, Quotation Inspiration

Todays prompt is Quotation Inspiration: Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes.

Since there are so many great quotes out there I had a hard time narrowing it down to one, or five! (So I sort of mashed them all together in this post.)

Most of us, at one point or another, think about keeping up our overall health like Mark Twain; "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." When we really should be thinking more like Buddha, "To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." Or like Jim Rohn, "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."  

We all have days like Mark Twain, especially those of us with food allergies and intolerances. We feel as though we have to eat things we would rather not; we slave away all day in the kitchen only to produce a dry, crumbly, short loaf of bread instead of being able to eat that moist, airy baguette we saw at the bakery. Or drink things we would rather not; we only have a black cup of coffee to look forward to in the morning instead of that rich creamy triple french vanilla latte at the coffee shop. We somehow rationalize our unhealthy choices so that when all is said and done we say, "Life isn’t a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘Woohoo WHAT A RIDE’!" Anonymous. 

But, I like to think of it like Hippocrates, "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses."  

What quotes inspire you to make healthy choices or rationalize less healthy choices?

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