I Feel Good

September 11, 2009 by  
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To quote the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all entitled Americans could make the same case?

It would appear that the probability of such an opportunity is getting closer to reality.  Of course., there are still barriers to circumvent and hurdles to jump before the deal is signed, however, a universal health care plan grows imminent with each passing day.  Politics being what it is, there will never be complete agreement on all sides. I’m reminded of the time-imbued adage, “You have to give something in order to get something in return”.  Once a lot of the red tape is dispensed with, the objective to have better care for our citizenry will be but steps away.  

While pondering the pros and cons of this mammoth undertaking, it occurred to me how much one’s health is commensurate to so many obvious and some not so obvious facets of everyday life. Surely a person in good health is more apt to engage in sports or the arts, to work longer hours more effectively, to be less likely to contract a disease … to simply live longer.    Then there are the less obvious rewards.  

When you’re “feeling your oats”, reflect on how many other things about yourself you feel good about.  The insurmountable doesn’t seem so insurmountable; the impossible starts to seem possible.  That sense of equilibrium and well -being are some of the key elements to spur on your ability to be more compassionate, more concerned and more benevolent.  When your overall self … mind, spirit and body … is improved or already at peak performance, you can be assured that Brown’s literal translation of “I feel good” can be an ongoing testimony to your success in everyday living