QIB: Health is the Greatest Gift

October 18th, 2013
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
– Buddha

As you might be able to tell, I love quotes and I am a sucker for cliches, but they are true. Buddha is one of my favorites (among many). His philosophy is something we could all use a little of. I look at the news and our media and I have to wonder and shake my head at some of the headliners. There are so many unhappy people out there who seem to “have it all”. This is why I think this particular quote is so quintessential.

Our society today puts too much emphasis on material things. Every commercial screams “buy more!” at you and you get the subliminal feeling that you do not have enough. Stop! Think about everything you do have. Force yourself to change your perspective (permanently) to one that sees what really is important to us.

Staying healthy is underappreciated until you no longer have it. Once you are sick, people pay thousands, millions to get better. Your happiness is important and takes precedence over monetary wealth. Your relationships matter and being able to maintain a healthy and happy relationship even more so. It is high time to reorganize your priorities in life to better fit this philosophy.

Q.I.B. is short for “quote-inspired blog”.

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Dr.Mooney is a life coach, published author, co-director and owner of Karner Psychological Associates (KPA), which was established in 1987, with offices in Guilderland, East Greenbush, and Clifton Park. He has worked with numerous well-known companies, including General Electric, Freihofer's, Key Bank, St.Peters Hospital, and more.

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