"Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, a trusted friend is the best relative, a liberated mind is the greatest bliss." Recently being sick, I stumbled upon this quote by the Buddha and it really resonated with me. Sitting at home alone suffering through yet another illness brought home by my kids makes me wonder what would my life be like if this pain was an everyday thing?
We tend to treat our health and our bodies like we do a tube of toothpaste. When its full we use it carelessly, but when it is almost out we become more cognizant and use it sparingly. Only when we are at the risk of losing something do we try to conserve it. Our health is truly our greatest gift. It is part of our training to stay in shape, eat well and take care of our bodies.