Don’t Break My Heart!!

When we think of hearts, I think the majority of us think about all kinds of  pretty pink and red hearts!!

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Well, today I’m going to talk to you about our REAL heart!!! Not nearly as pretty, but pretty amazing!!!!

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Today I had what is called a stress echo-cardiogram. I have a bit of a slow heart rate and the doctor wants to check it out. As I was laying on that table watching MY heart on the screen I had sudden panic thoughts!!! I’m thinking…that’s MY HEART!!! Have I taken good enough care of it!!! Have I abused it…..oh my gosh…what might I have done to this delicate looking organ!!!! Darn…we only get one heart…what have I done??????!!!!!

It hit home for me watching my own heart on that screen just how important it is that we take care of ourselves! That means eating right, exercising, taking care of stress and being kind to ourselves. All things I have neglected in the past! I’m pretty sure that I am probably not the only one!!!! I have done a whole lot better in the last 2 1/2 years. I eat much better, I exercise, and I work harder on managing stress. It’s important stuff. I STRONGLY encourage all of you to think about your heart, how important it is and the job it does in our body. While pretty pink and red hearts are nice…the real thing is so much more important!!! Please take care of yours!!!!