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Today is April 7th, and welcome to The Daily Quote – a podcast designed to kickstart your day in a positive way. I’m your host, Andrew McGivern, and I’m happy you are here with me today.

On this day, we observe World Health Day, a global health awareness day under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization.

It’s a day when we’re reminded to step back, take a deep breath, and think about our health, which we often take for granted until our body sends us a calendar invite for a sick day! In light of World Health Day, our quote today is from Buddha:

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

This quote resonates deeply, especially today. It’s a reminder that our physical health is not just about looking good or being able to run a marathon. It’s about maintaining a vessel that carries our mind and soul.

A healthy body is like the foundation of a house; it supports everything else. If the foundation is weak, it doesn’t matter how beautiful the house is on the outside—it’s at risk of crumbling. So, in a way, taking care of our health is the most profound form of respect we can show to ourselves, ensuring we have the strength and clarity to face life’s challenges.

So today, let’s not just think of health as avoiding illness, but as a daily commitment to living fully. Perhaps it’s a good day to skip that extra coffee and opt for water, or maybe take a short walk, appreciating the body that allows us to experience the world.

Thank you for joining me on The Daily Quote. Remember, taking care of your health is not a sprint; it’s a marathon with no finish line. Let’s pace ourselves and enjoy the journey. Have a health-conscious day, and I look forward to our next moment together.


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