I have known too many people who have lost their lives through their direct neglect of you.
In the lives of others I know and love, you are compromised, not because of an intentional neglect of you, but because you’ve been undermined by the negative impacts of modern living.
So, I admit to an obsession with you, Health. I’ve become committed to learning as much as I can about you, and doing so has transformed my worldview. I’ve changed my habits and the ways I caretake you in my life, as well as in the lives of the people I love. I stalk you, nurture you, and try to protect and preserve you.
I do these things because I need you, Health. You see, my children need me in their most vunerable years. There’s so much loving, teaching, guiding and carrying that I still need to do for them. Even more, I cannot live without them. You must, must, stick around in spite of the challenges you face from stress, adolescence, growth, occasional neglect and short-sightedness, accidents, injuries and autoimmune disorders.
I have not abandoned you, Health. Please, do not abandon my family.