I was back in my hometown last week and stopped at
one of my favorite Greek restaurants. Michigan has
a big Greek population and the food is great. I
was sitting with a few friends, enjoying some
treats that I haven’t had in quite a while, and a
couple came up to our table. The woman seemed very
excited to see me, and she gave me a hug and a
kiss. She knew me by name and asked all about my
family. I was somewhat embarrassed as I didn’t
have a clue who she was. She didn’t even look a
little bit familiar to me, and yet, she was going
on about how nice it was to see me. It seems she
went to high school with me. She even knew my
parents, my ex-wife, and asked about my kids by
name. I still didn’t have any idea who she was.
Then, she introduced her husband to me. I guess
she saw the surprised look on my face and realized
I didn’t recognize her. We talked for a few
minutes. She told me that they come to this Greek
restaurant at least a few times a week, and both
she and her husband enjoy eating, drinking and
playing cards. They were both out of shape. They
looked quite old, and their skin even looked old
with no aliveness to it at all.
Sometimes, the years aren’t so kind to people you
could tell that they were not on a health program,
and never were. As we talked and she found out
that I am a doctor, the questions started to fly.
She had a host of problems, and their workout was
with a knife and a fork.
Her situation reminded me of a story I heard a few
“A woman was going into a dentist office for the
first time, and she noticed the name of the doctor
on the marquee. She recognized the name as a high
school sweetie she had a huge crush on. She
wondered if he could be the same guy. She was
waiting for about half an hour for the doctor, and
the receptionist finally told her she was next.
She came in and sat down on the doctor’s chair.
The doctor was a distinguished-looking guy with a
big smile on his face. He introduced himself and
was ready to get started. She introduced herself
and asked the doctor, “Did you go to high school
in Detroit, Michigan?” The doctor said yes! “And
did you graduate in 1984?” Again he said yes! “Was
it Mumford High?” Again he said yes, how did you
know? The woman said with a big smile on her face,
“I was in the same school at that time.” The
doctor smiled back and asked her, “What did you
teach? I may have been one of your students.””
Sometimes, people don’t age well, but it doesn’t
have to be that way. When we are young, we tend to
be reckless with our life – overeat, drink, and
take street drugs. I am sure many of us partied
hard, but if you didn’t stop by your mid-twenties,
it affected your internal organs more than you
could imagine. And by your mid-forties, you will
start to feel the effects on your health. You wear
your health on your face as wrinkles and spots
that you would never want in a million years.
I know many people who just didn’t change their
peanut butter-and-jelly diet, and never exercised,
meditated, or changed anything in their life since
elementary school, and are paying for it now.
If you are ready to reverse the damage you may
have done over the years, join me and the members
of the Qi Gong Inner Circle
www.Qigonginnercircle.com. I will work with you to
keeping you healthy, young, and vibrant.
I wish you the best in your Health, Wealth, and