Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s time for us to take a look at how we’re doing in some area of our wellness again. On Monday, we talked about how pets can improve our health. I realize that not everyone is an ‘animal person’ so rather than making our Wellness Wednesday question specifically about animals, let’s take a wider view of things.
For pet owners, our pets become a part of the family and bring us joy. We don’t even think about how they’re improving our health. For those of us who don’t have pets, we may have other things in our lives that bring us joy and benefit our health without us even realizing it.
This week, let’s ask ourselves:
This is just to help us take note of anything we already have in our lives that may be benefitting our health. It certainly doesn’t mean that everything we enjoy has to have some ‘higher purpose.’ Sometimes simply enjoying them is enough.
On another (completely different) note….
If you read Monday’s post, you know we had to say goodbye to one of our fur-babies last Friday. He had been on medication and a special diet for two years, and we got both from Chewy. They were in the process of trying to get a prescription extension when he passed away. My Hubby contacted them to let them know we didn’t need the prescription anymore, and Monday afternoon, this was delivered:
These lovely flowers were such a surprise, and an incredibly kind thing for Chewy to do. They didn’t stop there, though – we had received three boxes of (expensive) medication that we couldn’t use, so my Hubby asked if we could return it. If not, we were planning to donate it to our vet for people whose pets needed it but they couldn’t afford it, or if the vet didn’t take it, to our local Humane Society. Chewy refunded our money for the medication AND told us to go ahead and donate it. We have always had exceptional service from Chewy, and this just cemented our high regard for them. If you have a pet, I highly recommend you check them out at Chewy.com.
Back to Wellness….
There are so many things in our lives that can impact our health and wellness; some of which we don’t even realize. It can be helpful sometimes to just set aside some time to think about those things that may be improving – or hurting – our health. What better time than as we get closer to the end of our year?
What are some of the things that bring you joy? Do you have anything in your life that both makes you happy and improves your health? Please share!