“Health does not always come from medicine. Sometimes it comes from peace of mind, peace in the heart, peace in the soul. It comes from laughter and love.” – Author Unknown
I read this quote this morning while going through my emails. I don’t recall the exact email however what I do know is the quote caused me to ponder.
The past eight years, heck maybe ten, have affected not only my health but my well being too. I believe the chaos and the lack of peace in my life led me to cancer as well as all the other health issues I’ve experienced these past several years. As I look back, I recognize that worry, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma….the list goes on. These things have not only been the number one driver in the deterioration of my health and well being, they certainly have not been my best friends.
This quote says it all. I’ve prayed for so many things these past few years but as of late I find myself praying for peace, love, joy, and happiness filled with the laughter I was once known for because without these things all the medicine in the world will never heal me.
Like the quote, our well being doesn’t always come from meds. If we have peace and joy in our lives, the rest of things are just stumbling blocks along the way as we travel on this journey we call life.