I’m writing this after just having the pleasure of watching my daughter Ayva’s and niece Ansley’s soccer practice. I’m really excited for both of them, as they are doing travel soccer for the first time this season. I’m excited because when I look back at when I played, it was some of the best memories I can think of, and I made some close friends from playing together each year.
When I see my kids in a group with other kids around, I’ll often think about how blessed I am, and they are for all sorts of things, like the ability to get out and do something as fun as soccer. In those moments my thoughts will usually at some point get to the fact that my kids are blessed because of their heath, and that we don’t have to live in fear because of the uncertainty that is so prevalent with so many and their health. My kids get adjusted, we feed them well, they take Juice Plus. I know they are functioning well, and I have confidence in the creator who made my kids strong!
But that feeling usually will quickly fade when I realize that the majority of the other kids out there probably are not so fortunate. Ayva reminded me of this on our way home when she told me how hungry she was and that she wanted to go out for Chic-fil-a. I told her that is exactly how it happened to me. I would have a huge appetite from playing my sports, unfortunately for me, McDonalds was a regular for after out of town games. It become the norm, to over-eat junk food after my sports. I wonder how many other kids now, are following that path. How many of them are getting adjusted on a regular basis?
I often think, we should just lobby to make chiropractic care mandatory, just like vaccines are. That would be nice. I don’t see that happening anytime soon though, which is fine, it just means we need to work harder to educate as many people as we can. As your kids start back at school, sports, and other activities think of ways to share the truth about health and chiropractic. Invite the families to our office to get checked.