I originally was going to write this post for special needs parents. Then I decided that maybe I should include siblings and grandparents. That led me to cousins, extended family and friends….in the end, this post is for everyone, anyone…any person who is loved.
Are you loved?
I can pretty much guarantee, whoever you may be, you are…there is someone out there who loves you…your parents, your children, you family and friends. Long lost connections…someone who looks back through time…
Somebody loves you.
And because of that, you owe a debt.
Yesterday I wrote about how the pandemic of inactivity was killing us, causing 1 in 10 deaths worldwide. Putting that on par with smoking and obesity, that means that at least 30% of all deaths in the world are relatively preventable…that 30% of all deaths are the results of a slow suicide.
I can’t quit smoking.
I’m too big and can’t change my body.
I’m too tired and depressed to be active.
Would you want your child, or your spouse, or your mom or dad to slowly take their own life? Would you buy those excuses from them?
No, no you wouldn’t.
There is a wonderful website called the “Oxygen Mask Project”. It was created by two Special Needs Moms to inspire other Special Needs Moms to help them help themselves, because in their own words, “To care for others, you have to take care of yourself as well.”
As is so often the case, what is good for the Special Needs Community, is just as good for the rest of society.
We owe a debt that can only be repaid by taking care of ourselves to all those who love us, because in the end, isn’t that what life and happiness is all about…Love?
Without it, what’s the point?
Repay your debt daily…30 minutes at a time.