Living my best life

I told my wife that I had a voicemail from my doctor asking me to give her a call. My wife looked up and told me what I already knew: the doctor only calls if she has bad news. If the news was good, the nurse would call and leave a message.

hip-hop-1209499_640I had a blood test checking on my cholesterol, immune system, and a few other important indicators. When I was a young man, I don’t remember worrying much about these types of things. I can’t say that I went about life with “a devil may care” attitude, but pretty close to it. I certainly didn’t get worked up over a doctor’s appointment or the results of some test full of numbers that I didn’t understand. I had bigger goals in mind. As an adult, things have certainly changed, I have more riding on the results.

My wife and I looked at each other and we both had the same worries. We worried about a myriad of illnesses and health setbacks, none I’ll document here, but you get the drift.

sunflowers-3640938_640We started to worry, but my wife reminded me of some good advice that one of her aunts likes to offer. The gist of it: Live your life to the fullest, without regret or second-thought. Oh, I made sure to give the doctor a call back and we chatted, but I didn’t waste my time worrying about things that I couldn’t control.

God tells us that everyone gets one life, one ride on the merry-go-round, here on Earth. Make it count. My wife and I hugged and moved on with the rest of our day. And I couldn’t be more thankful.

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