It happened to me


Moboluwape Moradeyo Written by Moboluwape Moradeyo · 2 min read >

This year’s Easter celebration was an occasion that I had looked forward to. Mind you, this has always been the case for a while now because it is a time for our family outing.

The meeting location chosen was supposed to make this year’s gathering a special one as there were buckets full of activities lined up for the day.

I am talking about varieties of games, cinema, swimming and most importantly buffet lunch.

You can feel my excitement, right?

But as man proposes, God disposes. To my bewilderment, on Easter Sunday morning my stomach started to protest.

I didn’t take it as something serious initially. Took some first aid medication and expected to feel okay. However, I was just a bit better and that was how the whole day went.

Hmmm, you can imagine seeing plates of varieties of good food before you and smelling so delicious. Everyone around you eating and enjoying but you could just taste a little just for tasting sake.

The frustration was heightened as everyone was jumping inside the swimming pool but could just do nothing but sit down and watch.

At this point, the only thing that came to my mind was, “Health is Wealth indeed”

Health is the greatest wealth that anyone can wish for. My money could only pay for food and the activities that I was eventually not able to enjoy because of a little illness.

There was a story of an elderly man who died recently. The man was wealthy from the story I heard and had been bed ridding as a result of some sickness for a couple of years.

The man died and the family members sold one out of his numerous properties to cater for his burial ceremony. Sad you think?

A good question here is, what is the essence of wealth that you cannot enjoy? Can money buy health? Maybe yes, maybe no.

So why do we keep struggling to make money that cannot guarantee our health and living well? Should we continue to run the rat race to make money at any cost when our health is at risk?

Well, this is my conclusion, that “the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happened to them all” Ecclesiastes 9:11

Do not get me wrong, I am not advocating for anyone to be poor. In fact, riches can solve a lot of health challenges. Whereas little ailment can be the end of someone without money.

My position is that money is not everything. Enjoy the little or much that you have per time.

The level of stress in this part of the world is on the high side and it has become the norm. We need to start minding our health by adhering to advice from the health experts.

Taking good care of your health could be challenging, but it is important. It may be difficult to make it a priority, especially when you have a busy schedule, but start by adopting small changes every day.

Have you ever thought of how you will enjoy your savings in the hospital?

Take time to rest and enjoy the little things of life in your capacity. Do not break your back to be wealthy because that wealth might not be able to fix your back.

Always remember, “Health is wealth”

Thank you for reading.


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