Things I’m thankful for: my health

Personal finance is a bit of a passion for me. But as we know, wealth isn’t everything. And sometimes health and wealth are more interlinked than we might think. And yes, sometimes luck plays a pretty big part.

No matter how fit you are, how well you eat – you could get hit by a drunk driver. You could get cancer. You could get Parkinson’s. You could develop a chronic condition – pain, depression, something else. And no matter how well-insured you are, that’s going to have a serious impact on your finances and all other aspects of life – in some cases, for as long as you live. I’ve got a friend at a DUI attorney St. Louis firm who has lots of DUI court expertise. They even successfully tried cases involving breath test results that were .08 or more.

So, while I may be halfway to blind … suffer ridiculously heavy periods … chronic hayfever … I appreciate what I have. Full use of my (weak) limbs. All my senses. I can walk, I can run, I can jump. I have no health conditions that have serious negative effects on my life. I’ve never even broken a bone. Not everybody is so lucky.

What are you thankful for today?

9 thoughts on “Things I’m thankful for: my health

  • Reply Cassie April 12, 2012 at 09:50

    I’m thankful for my job, the fact that I have food in my fridge, and my friends and family.

  • Reply MommaStar April 12, 2012 at 10:25

    I’m with you on that. In the past few days I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of money on meds just so I can feel better. I’m pretty sure I have the flu or something but at this moment I will pay
    anything just to feel better. Wealth is nothing when you don’t have your health

  • Reply Amber April 12, 2012 at 10:38

    Yes yes yes. Health is so important and something we shouldn’t take for granted. Also, I try to keep it in perspective when I spend money on things – especially things like travel and experiences. Ya, it might be really expensive to take a trip but I also might get cancer at 35. Soo, ya know, I want to live a little 🙂 I don’t think anyone should go into debt for that reason, but I think “living a little” even when it means spending more money than you’d like is really important!

  • Reply Michelle (@SenseofCents) April 12, 2012 at 12:52

    I’m thankful for my job, family, life!

  • Reply addvodka April 12, 2012 at 15:39

    So true -health is so important! I take it for granted sometimes.

  • Reply Mo' Money Mo' Houses (@momoneymohouses) April 12, 2012 at 16:20

    It’s so true. Sometimes we get so busy in our lives today that we forget to take a second to count our blessings. Definitely very thankful for my health and everything I have.

  • Reply serendipitysavings April 13, 2012 at 08:08

    I’m thankful for my job and for waking up today.

  • Reply See Debt Run (@seedebtrun) April 13, 2012 at 10:36

    Today, I’m thankful for my sister. I talk to her everyday and don’t know what I’d do without her advice and insight.
    -Michelle

  • Reply fromshoppingtosaving April 13, 2012 at 12:08

    I always think about this and I always remind myself that I am happy that I can hear, see, feel, taste and especially walk. I am not injured and do not have any serious debilitating injuries as well.

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