Today’s Word: duty

September 1, 2017     =========

☆  duty  義務


This month we are looking at the topic of eating healthy and living long. Sounds good to me! In fact, the quote this week is from Buddha, saying, “To keep the body in good health is a duty.” What do you think of this idea? I love it! I really think that we have to keep ourselves in good health – not just for our own enjoyment of life and general happiness, but for those around us too.

I can’t remember if I told you or not, but back in January, my mother got very sick – from not eating well – and we actually spent all of January unsure if she would live or die! It was horrible. She then spent another five months in hospital until by some miracle she was healthy enough to go back to her home! Medicine and doctors are amazing, but a lot of this heartache and stress could have been avoided if she’d followed Buddha’s advice about it being her duty to keep herself in good health!