I’ve been having problems with my pipes for a longtime. The bathroom pipes inside the walls are really old and I just realized that my pipes in the kitchen sink are really old too! Take a look at this pipe for my kitchen sink!
For months, I’ve had this leak and wasn’t sure where it came from. So I did workarounds (towels on my kitchen tiles to catch the puddles) until they did nothing but make things worse. I even ignored the issues for a while. There would also be moments where I would have someone come to take a look but their “fixes” wouldn’t be enough…they would have to come back weeks later, only to determine that the problem was something else, somewhere else.
Sound familiar? Don’t we do the exact same thing with our “internal pipes” and overall health?
Yes, we do! We do it all the time when it comes to any aspect of our health and wellness…especially when we’re dealing with our insides – colon, kidneys, liver, lungs.
Sure, we’ll talk to someone about our minor backpain but you may have to come back to them again and realize you now need major surgery that may still not fix the issue! All this costs money…money you probably don’t have!
So where do we start? We start by paying attention to the little things. By increasing our awareness of a situation (asking questions, doing research, listening to advice and opinions – not the same as acting on them) we can make preventative decisions that can help us in the long run.
Now don’t get me wrong. Sometimes your awareness comes too late. You’ve already wasted time and money on something or some technique that will never bear any fruit (health or otherwise). You become obsessed on the wrong thing.
These are all life lessons – the good, the bad, and the consistently tedious! All of us want to focus on the goals,whatever they are, but it’s the journey that makes our life complete, fun, and full of strife. There are times where reaching the goal without taking the right path made everything worse!
I had to buckle down and take time to let the handyman/super do their thing
again to make sure I’m good…for now.
Don’t get me wrong…it won’t be over after this. I still need to get new faucet pieces and a new bathroom sink to make this extra great. My super may have to break down my walls to fix the inner pipes that are older and rustier than the pic above.
Everything takes time.
With proper awareness (“proper” is a term for me to remember), comes patience (since “patience” is not something I’m good with) and determination to do what you need to do to “figure things out”.
This is what my kitchen pipe looks like now. It WILL break down again. But not now…keeping this kind of attitude in mind will help you reach all your goals. Even if you don’t reach them…yet.
The moral of this story is: keep the faith.
Then, as always…stay strong, stay healthy, and Fight Dis-ease!