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SCBWI Prompt: Health

Life Is Joyful When You Focus On Health

A haiku and some thoughts on health and joy.

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I’m sixty-six with
Natural and vibrant Health
Enjoying my life.

There is much to be grateful in my life. I have lived, for the most part, a relatively stress-free and disease-free life. Yes, a decision to live that way has played a major role in my self-fulfilling prophecy.

I learned early in life that if you pay attention to your body, it will let you know what you need to do to stay healthy. I learned that by not listening, or ignoring its messages.

These days, I am more in-tune with my body. I eat food that my body asks for, which is not always what the world considers as “health food.” Health is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Yes, there are rules that govern the optimum operation of the human body, but all bodies are not the same. So when your body speaks, you better listen.

This has been my response to the SCBWI daily challenge. Today’s prompt is Health. Thank you, Amy Marley, for inviting me to play.

Here are some of the other responses from people I know are playing along.

Indra Raj Pathak says health is wealth.

Saloni Joshi tackles mental health — Cloak of invisibility.

Amy Marley says health is energy.

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

As always, thank you for reading and responding.

More about me:

Rasheed Hooda is a published author and a regular contributor to ILLUMINATION, a writers’ community on Medium where writers support each other.

He is a self-proclaimed weirdo who lives a Freedom Lifestyle and writes about related topics — Travel (a top writer), Personal Growth, Freedom, and entrepreneurship. (Get the Newsletter)

You can let others tell you what it means to be successful, or you can decide it for yourself.”

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