TMD: Independence 

TMD: Independence 

Two Minute Drill: Independence 

What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. I am here in Long Beach, California at Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center. Two days ago, my father fell and broke his hip. Today is Monday, July 4th and I’m taping this a day early. Happy 4th to everybody, I hope you all had a great holiday.

A New Meaning to Independence

My dad just got out of surgery, he’s in postoperative right now, and he’s doing great. I’m so thankful for that. Today, being Independence Day, there’s a new meaning or an additional meaning related to independence for me. It’s independence as we get older.

I just started thinking a lot about the decisions that we make that either lead us to the hospital or we’re able to maintain our independence without hospitals because we are making good decisions every day about our health. We are eating right, we are making sure that we are exercising, we are taking care of our mental health, and we are avoiding things that are addictive, like smoking and drinking too much. All these elements end up playing a role in our future.

So, if we are doing the best job we can at making the right decisions every day, making small little decisions, and building tiny habits to maintain longevity and good health over time to maintain our independence so we, don’t end up at the hospital, our lives are so much better and also the lives of our loved ones are so much better.

I just want to encourage everybody to make the right decisions. I wanted to have pork sausage and a cinnamon bun. When I went into the hospital cafeteria, I wanted it, but I didn’t, because I knew that these decisions can hurt my health.

So, make good decisions, and maintain your independence. Take care of your physical, mental, and spiritual health. I think our lives will be a whole lot better that way.

So, that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Have a great week.

I will talk to y’all next week.

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