Life is the most precious gift from God. It is the most beautiful thing that ever happened to man and I can assure you that as long as there is life, there is hope. You can decide to be well and healthy, of which the choice is your own.  Many of us try to do that by eating wisely.  Putting more emphasis on fruits and vegetables.  In addition to that spending some reasonable time exercising our bodies.

Wellbeing is a function of the heart. Proverbs 4:23 says “guide your heart with all diligence; for out of the heart are the issues of life”.  The key to wellbeing is ‘love’.  I repeat again, there is no way you can love another without first loving yourself and extend that same love to your family, neighbours and others.

Love is a Spirit and when you cultivate it, it will follow you wherever you go.  Everyone who sees you will love you, the heavens and the earth will love you because you are a carrier of the Spirit.  That Spirit is God and it goes with happiness, joy, peace and you experience unmerited favour wherever you go.

Love is a religion or a belief system.  You must learn to love and to forgive to be able to join this religion. Love is that mental attitude in which you see the good and the ugly in me and ignore the ugly and take the good.

The world is what it is today because of un-forgiveness.  I see unforgiveness as someone holding himself in bondage or prison. Not letting or allowing the evil or sin committed against him to go or melt away from his heart.  When you are hurt, do not allow it to turn to something else, try to forgive before you begin to destroy yourself.  Two wrongs cannot make a right.  If you allow it to turn to anger, hatred, frustration and the like, you will find that your happiness, peace and love has been taken away from you.  These are the qualities that makes life very interesting for you and when they are removed, morals, motivation and inspiration begin to sink down the drain, which you should not allow.  Consequences of the above will result to self harm which will result in mental breakdown, demotivation,  more frustration, depression and other sicknesses.  Look at cancer, this deadly disease is often caused when toxic substances are released into the cells due to negative mental conditions such as anger.  Most people do not survive, not for long because as they are treated and the anger persists, they spread to the other parts of the body. This also applies to high blood pressure and other illnesses. Your thought system is more important in your life style than the food and drinks.  Your heart is the concentration of the energy of God in you that affects everything you do or desire to do.

There is a saying which says ‘charity begins at home’.  Some homes are dysfunctional due resentments resulting from lack of love, thereby diluting the qualities of life in the home. When you ask the senior citizens the magic, their answer is usually ‘love and forgiveness’. You must be happy to do well and live long.

Successful people do not think of anger, frustration and depression as a result of what happened in the past. Think good so that you can spend your days in prosperity and years in pleasure.

Let us conclude with a letter of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8 which says

 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. “