My father’s last words of profound wisdom

On this father’s day, I would like to commemorate my father by sharing his profound words wisdom with you, in hopes that you will take charge of your health so you can live long and up to your potential. I urge you to make a conscious effort to take good care of yourself while you are taking care of others. It is not selfish but self worth. You may just live longer and with quality of life.

Here is what my father said to me on his deathbed. “Lynn, I am a 58 years old man and I am going to die with the music in my box. All my wisdoms are going inside my casket, and I am going to die with my own worse enemy. If you understand my wisdom, I hope that some day when you die, I hope you will die with your own best friend. Here is how.

In your lifetime, you will be so hypnotized by the world just like me, either by your lover, by your children, by your job, a situation, or a behavior (eating too much, drinking too much, and for me it is shopping too much) or a thing. Watch out! Don’t let those things and those people hypnotize you to the point where you don’t even know your mind or your body anymore. Make sure you check in with yourself; how you feel according to what you ate, how you slept, or what has been happening in your life. Only you will know.

You will hear yourself reminding you that you need to do something, but you WILL get distracted. Just remember to give yourself ten times of distractions and really DO IT! You will be honoring your soul. If you hear yourself say, “I know really need to do it,” but you will make all kinds of excuses like, “I don’t have time, I don’t have the money, my job is too demanding or my kids need me”. If you say: “Tomorrow, tomorrow, but tomorrow does not come until today. So he said, “today is yesterday’s tomorrow.” He points to his head and said, “This works good” and pointed to his body, “but this doesn’t work anymore so perhaps another life time.”

Your body is a vehicle that hosts your soul and takes it to another dimension which tomorrow, the next day and the next day. Take good care of it so you will continue to your soul expression on earth. May these words of wisdom inspire you to take actions to follow a healthy lifestyle. Eat well. Move daily, hydrate often, sleep well, love your body and repeat this routine for life. You will be glad you did. Please share this story to anyone who you think will benefit from this blog. Thank you. Lynn

 

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Don’t be a martyr! You can die early!

 

Woman dies at 52 years of age. Her eulogy said that she was such a great mom. She took great care of her children. She was a great wife and was a wonderful daughter for her parents. She was a great oldest sister. She kept her houses meticulous. She was always there for her friends. She was always there to lend a hand. She was selfless and always put others first.

Well, it is no wonder that she died at 52! They did not mention that she was taking care of everybody else but never made time for her. The eulogy should include, “Please don’t be like me, a martyr and take care of yourself while you are taking care of others! You won’t live your life being depressed in silence and die early! If mama’s not happy, ain’t nobody is happy! ”

Mother’s day is in a week. If you are a mother, I hope this story will spark a cord inside you to take actions on taking better care of yourself as you take care of others. You’d be glad you did! Please share it as a gift to anyone you know who could benefit from this story. You may just help improve their quality of life! Like this story.  Share your story or comment below.