Being familiar with apocalyptic predictions for that date based on the Mayan calendar, we looked at each other with an eerie feeling. I said, “You’ve got to be kidding me!”
As you probably know, the world didn’t end. Our power came back on in a couple of hours. There was a tomorrow and I’m confident there will be many more.
In thinking about that morning and its implications on health, I remembered a famous comment by the great jazz pianist, Eubie Blake. Near the end of his 96 years, (he’d been a smoker for 85 of them) he quipped, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
Since it looks like we’re all going to be living longer here on the earth, health care still matters. Some survivors of 12/21/12 are currently striving to follow through on New Year resolutions to be healthier. And they’re reaching for that common goal from many different angles.
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