Health is the real Wealth

It is true that health is the real wealth. You can have millions in your bank account but if you are not healthy to lead a charmed life with it, then it is pure waste. What is the point of spending astronomically on medical bills and being bed-ridden, unable to enjoy the foods of your choice, and not being able to do things that you love? Without health, life is a constant battle to stay alive.

The whole month of November and up to Christmas Eve was harrowing. Family members were falling sick one by one, and I think I had an angel by my side to keep me going. But before that, there was this someone from the United Kingdom who didn’t leave me a review and who kept my spirit alive by buying a book of mine on my birthday. It was a pleasant surprise. I only hope that my book did justice to his thoughtful act. Thank you.

As I was saying, every other day was a trip to the hospital for tests after tests. Waiting for the results of the test was truly insane. It took all my strength to stay positive, especially when I could see excruciating pain staring back at me. 

Suddenly, it brought back memories of my father and sister who suffered so much before they passed away. There were moments when I was so afraid that I would be faced with the same predicament.

Just a few days before Christmas, I told myself that we should celebrate the occasion as best as we could. To create memories and to cherish those around us. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what the future had in store for us. 

So, we had our family gathered on Christmas Eve for online mass and dinner. We smiled and laughed, at the back of our minds, thankful that the 2021 Christmas was a happy one with our loved ones.

Life is truly a gift. It is never the money that makes it beautiful. It is with health and a peaceful heart and mind that you live exceptional lives.

Cheers to everyone and I hope that your Christmas was a good one.

Met Jenny for the first time at Moms on Christmas Day lunch.

She is such a darling. Bought a few of my books a couple of months ago, and wrote me a note that my books inspired her. How wonderful to know. These are words that keep me going.

-shobana-

20 Comments on “Health is the real Wealth

  1. I am sorry for your loss. Your positivity and your hopeful spirit is one to be commended Shobana. I am glad I was able to find this post, or it found me. You are right about the things that matter. Blessings to you and may you have many more in your future. Biggest hug coming at you. Love Joni

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      • You are so very welcome. Yes health is often taken for granted until it is gone. Blessings and more hugs back. Love โค๏ธ Joni You have a very beautiful smile it is contagious when other people see it I bet. Your positivity and gratitude shines through your face. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒน

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  2. Yes, inspiring dear ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ health is wealth and we must care ourselves ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    Belated Happy Birthday and All The Best for you and seasonโ€™s Greetings ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. What a wonderful message. May the remainder of the holidays and this coming new year be filled with health and love. Thank you for sharing this with us, Shobana. You are an inspiration.

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  4. Iโ€™m glad, Shobana that bad phase is over. Youโ€™re right health is the most important wealth that we should take care. Wish you happy holidays and a happy new year!!

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