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Fixin' Healthcare

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Looking For Health in All the Right Places

Health comes from how life is lived all day and everyday. It comes from the smallest and the biggest things. It is the deepest and the passing thoughts. It is happiness and satisfaction. It is lifestyle and it is everything.

Courtesy is respect for the being of another human and it is self-respect. A greeting given to a stranger in passing is courtesy. Slowing and/or giving room when driving past a pedestrian on a road with no sidewalk is courtesy. Being prepared to dispose of trash without throwing it beside the road is courtesy. All of these things and more are how we treat others and how we treat ourselves.

How we treat others is a basis of how they treat us. These matters are vitally important for the health of individuals and the community. Such matters cannot replace surgical suites or prescriptions for medications but they are intinsically more important. Think about it the next time you pass a pedestrian or biker, or the next time you have a scrape of paper or empty can in your hand. Get out there and be a pedestrian or biker and make the community have more sidewalks and bike paths. It all starts with each and everyone of us.

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