IT’S AUTUMN AND THE LEAVES ARE FALLING.
(At least in the northern hemisphere of earth anyway)
So what has that got to do with my health you may ask?
I was with someone the other day who made this observation;
“I suppose the leaves will start falling again now, and we’ll have that mess to clear up!”
Reminds me of the question “Is your glass half full, or half empty.”
For those who are wondering what on earth I am talking about, the saying means that if you are a pessimist, then you will observe a glass of water that comes to the halfway mark, as half empty.
If you are an optimist you will observe it as half full.
Just so with the leaves.
Autumn is a lovely time of the year for those who see the beautiful awe inspiring colours,
or it is a messy time of year when all we think about is having to clean up the leaves.
The same can apply to our health and taking care of ourselves.
A lot of people can be grateful that somewhere along the line when they were young, they began to realise that they need to be watching their weight.
Watching their weight in a lot of the cases led them to being careful with what they eat, not just how much.
They became “aware” of the need to look after themselves.
Many I know don’t just leave it at that.
They become health gurus and keep a careful eye on the rest of their health, by eating the foods that nourish their bodies and gives them the vitality that goes with not eating products that pretend to be foods.
So being an optimist can make you grateful that you have had a weight problem.
If you are pessimistic however, you may just stay where you are, bemoaning the fact that you have a weight issue,
and accepting that and just carry on sabotaging your chances of being healthy,
and have diseases that could have been preventable and leads into a very unhealthy Autumn of life.
So are you going to see the beauty of the Autumn leaves?
Or the mess that they make?
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