After a visit to one of the hospitals I’m truly overwhelmed at the number of “sick” people contained in a maze of corridors and multiple floors. This being only one of the large hospitals in this city.
In Japan one of the wellness programs they introduced was to spend more time with and around trees. I guess this came out in the early 80’s Japan in known for its spring time blossoms, people flock to the parks to take pictures and enjoy the refreshing ambiance of trees in early bloom.
Not spending a lot of time confined to a hospital, or home environment it is an eye opener to visit one of these places. Yes my Mother had been hospitalized, but my attendance there was focused on my Mother, and where I would have noticed or seen that the place was humming with activity and a lot of people, the thought came and went. Today I had occasion to have to track down my sister-in-law, she had been moved from the area I had been told she would be in. The hospital is big it has grown and expanded over the years, even staff were not sure exactly where or how to get to certain rooms, didn’t help that you had to know if you were in the right “section” never mind floor. Like a Chinese menu, there are multiple choices.
I came away with the determination to work harder at obtaining and maintaining a good health report card. Like most, I can cheat at sneaking in a dessert or extra starchy snack, now I have a visual reminder of where I do not want to be.
What about you… are you setting attainable goals, then sticking to them?
PL Principle #8 I will not have a mind to be greedy
PL Principle # 2 I will not have complaints about others, matters, nor the weather, Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.
pictures in this blog by- Darren Su