Friday, December 4, 2015

Hearing You Loud and Clear

Thursday Blog Project Topic compliments of Denise: Write about advice you give to others people and follow yourself AND/OR advice you give to other people but which you struggle to follow.

 Honestly, It's hard for me to think of either right now.  So I'm amending the topic, slightly.... I'm going to talk about someone who gives me advice, but not in a direct way.

The person I'm referring is my brother, A.  One time stands out the most for me in terms of advice A has given me without directly giving it to me.  It was a few years back when we were discussing running (one of our shared passions).  A was telling me about the moment he decided to start taking better care of himself.  Now, before I go on, I feel the need to say that A is 30 years older than me - if I haven't mentions this before.  While we were talking he mentioned how in his 30s he made a decision that he needed to take better care of himself.  He made it his goal to combat any unfavorable health genetics that may run in the family.  This got me thinking about my health and genetics.  I started to think of all the things I'd like to try to combat.  It also made me realize I wasn't getting any younger and I really needed to take control of my health more.

Earlier this week I was telling someone that besides the fact that I actually enjoy working out (running) and being active one of the things that motivates me is having a clear understanding of my family's health genetics.  After that conversation I decided I was going to going to do my part in fighting these things vs. just resigning to the fact that it was in my future.  I'm not sure if A purposely told me that story as a way to make sure I took better care of myself, but that is the message I heard loud and clear.

Now that I've talked about advice I've gotten that had a vast impact on me, please take a moment to see what my fellow bloggers have to say about this week's topic:

Momarock (Sara)

Merryland Girl (Melissa)

Darwin Shrugged (Denise)