I know people who eat what they want, drink what they want, and generally treat themselves and their bodies like they are owed something for doing nothing.
“Gonna die anyway. Why not live it up while I’m here?”
Living well is a choice. And I like to think I put value into living well. I want to live a long and happy life. Anything less is selfish.
I like to think that when you live well, you have a responsibility to those who can’t live well.
The choices that lead to living well take you ever upward. Deciding to smoke half as many cigarettes this month as you did last month is a choice to live well. If, in the face of overwhelming medical evidence about the negative effects of smoking and after being told by a personal physician to stop smoking, a person chooses to continue to smoke, then that is a selfish, short sighted choice.
Everyone choosing to do a little better every day creates a momentum for change.
Wouldn’t that be wonderful? What’s the worst that would happen? A little less social media? One less ‘like’ or a ‘share’? Instead of waiting for someone to give you a smiley face on your Facebook update, you might get an actual pat on the back by another human being.
A little less thoughts and prayers, maybe a little more action, please, is where I’m going with this.