We are discussing living an organic lifestyle and removing toxins this month. Today I want to share an idea I wrote about many years ago. Before I share today’s topic, I have a personal story to share.
In 2011 I decided to do a charity 700 km. bike ride from Toronto to Montreal. It was a great experience, and I had many people help me raise the money needed to qualify to do the ride. A few years later one of the women who helped me in my fundraising asked me if I would be willing to come out to her ball hockey game and help her raise some money one evening. I was happy to do it.
So, my job that evening was the following: I was given a box full of neoprene beverage coolers with a pink ribbon printed on it and asked to stand at the door with this box. I was to ask every person that came into the arena to give me a dollar to support the league and they in turn would get this neoprene beverage cooler with the pink ribbon.
Not once did I ever mention what the pink ribbon meant, I just asked if they wanted to support the league. People threw their money at me. In no time the box was empty of product and filled with money. I was stunned at how quickly and easily people gave money for what they perceived as supporting breast cancer. Just the idea that as a society we throw money at these so-called charities that so much of the money goes to top-heavy payouts that are not the people that need it the most. If you are not sure of this go out and read Murder By Injection by Eustace Mullins. It was a big eye-opener for me and it might be the same for you.
This evening got me thinking and it took me a while to write this article which of course I did almost ten years ago. I have once again I've been thinking a lot about health and how we look at it today during this global health situation we have been living with for the last fourteen months. This has been a time for so many people to begin to eat well, cook their own meals at home in their own kitchens, get outdoors to exercise, sleep better, and so much more. And yet all I hear about is how so many have gained weight and there has been no information on how to improve their health by any government in the world. Now is the time to think about better health more than any time in the last 100 years in my opinion. What do you say?
Today the idea I would like to share is Why Don’t We Honour People That Have Good Health With a Health Ribbon?
Why don't we have a health ribbon to honour those people that have abundant optimal health? Why don’t we look to those people that are vibrant, active and dare I say healthy as something that we want in our own lives?
What originally inspired me to write this article as I was at the grocery store and as I was looking for a parking spot, I saw on a car one of those coloured ribbons that stand for "fighting a disease". You know what I mean right? Fighting breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, cancer in general and specific kinds of cancer and on and on.
I can't tell you why that day was different however I was overwhelmed with the question why not have a ribbon for those individuals that want and have made the decision to live a healthy lifestyle? What about a health ribbon? Why not show honour to those that have made the decision to live a healthier lifestyle? Why not honour those people who don't drain the hospital system? Why not honour those that get out consistently and exercise, eat well and set an example for others through their healthy choices?
You see I don't really feel that fighting disease is a positive way to think about it. In my way of thinking, fighting causes stress and why on earth does anyone want more stress when they are living with a health challenge? And why does anyone have to be stressed out to choose health and make huge changes when they are in crisis? This is just more stress.
Why not have a ribbon for those that are focusing on health?
You know why not create a new paradigm in how we see health and sickness! And why not think of Health as the pinnacle of living a modern life rather than feeling like crap because of poor food choices, lack of exercise, poor quality sleep, poor thinking, dehydration, for example.
Maybe the time has come for people to create balance and health in their lives and be recognized and honoured in that. Maybe it is time for the incentive in our modern world for people to see the benefit of living a healthy and vibrant life rather than one of poor energy, exhaustion poor mobility.
You know those individuals who do their best daily to eat a balanced real food eating strategy, eat real organic food, buy local, high-quality real food, cook their meals in their own kitchen, eat their real food meals together at the dining table, get a positive amount of exercise each day, get a solid sleep each night, drink water that is in line with their needs each day, play, meditate, laugh, learn, give back to their community in some way, OK you get the picture right?
Now I am in no way saying we don't support anyone who is having health challenges as sometimes you can do all things right and still become ill! We can then truly help these people by sharing the knowledge for a better way through illness.
Really just got to thinking about how we can change the focus to health and well-being rather than illness? What would it take for most of the world to want to live a healthy lifestyle? So What about a health ribbon??
Would be great to hear your thoughts in the comment area. Let me know what colour you think would be best for a Health Ribbon. I have ideas however would be great to hear your input on this.
What would a Focus on Health and the chance to celebrate that health look like?
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