Taking Care of My Vessel

My body is a vessel – the vessel that carries me through my life.  Therefore, if I expect to maneuver through all of the joys, sorrows, opportunities and challenges I may encounter along the way, I best take good care of it!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A few years ago, I read a quote, something to the effect of what I just wrote above.  I can’t remember the exact words so I guess I won’t worry about acknowledging the author – whose name I don’t remember.  But, the essence of the quote has stayed with me.  I googled  body/vessel to see if I could find the quote, with no success.  I did, however, find several other such mentions including some Biblical references to the body as a vessel.  Some of those verses referred to the body being the vessel that houses the spirit.  I can go along with that also – important to provide a safe spot for my spirit.

I have several activities I feel are important for keeping my body in good working order.

  • getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night
  • exercising regularly – for me that means walking and sessions on the elliptical machine three to four times a week
  • maintaining a healthy diet (most of the time)
  • drinking lots of water each day (some of this is in the form of green tea)
  • getting monthly full-body massages
  • scheduling chiropractic adjustments every 6 weeks or so

I know there are other points that could be included in a list of wise things to do to keep a body going, but I focus most on the ones I mentioned above.  Adhering to these activities regularly has served me well.  I am a very healthy senior who, so far, needs no daily prescription medications; and, for the most part, I can still keep up with my two grandsons (6 years old and 9 years old) even so much as occasionally shooting baskets, or playing whiffle ball in the back yard with them.

I may elaborate on the topics mentioned above in future blogs because I do feel all are so very important.  For now, I thought I’d just let you know what helps me “ignore the wind” and keep my vessel afloat.






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