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One summer when I was in college, I worked for a multimillionaire in Radnor as his chauffeur, gardener, and handyman. One day, I was laying a flagstone path in his front yard. It was hot and steamy, and I was stripped to the waist. I had been working hard with pick and spade; my muscles bulged and gleamed.

I looked up and saw my employer sitting on his front steps, staring at me intensely. He was wizened and frail, tethered to an oxygen tank because of severe emphysema. He caught my glance and beckoned me.

"I would trade all my millions in a second," he told me, "to have a body like yours and to be able to breathe again. Health is the greatest wealth, boy. Don't ever forget it."

 

 

September 10, 2012|By Art Carey, Inquirer Columnist

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    One summer when I was in college, I worked for a multimillionaire in Radnor as his chauffeur, gardener, and handyman. One day, I was laying a flagstone path in his front yard. It was hot and steamy, and I was stripped to the waist. I had been working hard with pick and spade; my muscles bulged and gleamed.

    I looked up and saw my employer sitting on his front steps, staring at me intensely. He was wizened and frail, tethered to an oxygen tank because of severe emphysema. He caught my glance and beckoned me.

    "I would trade all my millions in a second," he told me, "to have a body like yours and to be able to breathe again. Health is the greatest wealth, boy. Don't ever forget it."

     

     

    September 10, 2012|By Art Carey, Inquirer Columnist

    Amen. Quality of life is what's important. The ability to participate, run with reckless abandon, jump up and down with joy, keeping up with your

    children and grandchildren. To do this we need to be lean, mean fit machines.

     

    No other nation on earth has as many over weight, over eating, diabetes inflicted, sedentary members of our population. What other nation

    can lay claim to such shows as "The Biggest Loser"?  We smoke, drink, and eat our way into the emergency rooms by the time we reach our 40's.

     

    Walking, running, biking, cross country skiing, yoga, trips to the gym, playing with your grandchildren, eating sensibly and seeing your doctor

    occasionally, will insure your going  to be around for awhile. If not for yourself, do it for your family and loved ones. Love

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      Skeptical why all the above may be true ....... some health addicts and acceptionally strong and healthy at any age will sooner or later  be fitted for the same kind of box as athe sick and equally unhealthy

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        One summer when I was in college, I worked for a multimillionaire in Radnor as his chauffeur, gardener, and handyman. One day, I was laying a flagstone path in his front yard. It was hot and steamy, and I was stripped to the waist. I had been working hard with pick and spade; my muscles bulged and gleamed.

        I looked up and saw my employer sitting on his front steps, staring at me intensely. He was wizened and frail, tethered to an oxygen tank because of severe emphysema. He caught my glance and beckoned me.

        "I would trade all my millions in a second," he told me, "to have a body like yours and to be able to breathe again. Health is the greatest wealth, boy. Don't ever forget it."

         

         

        September 10, 2012|By Art Carey, Inquirer Columnist

        And then we got those who got both. Aren't they lucky? Wink


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          Skeptical why all the above may be true ....... some health addicts and acceptionally strong and healthy at any age will sooner or later  be fitted for the same kind of box as athe sick and equally unhealthy

            Yes Nod    We are all destined to be food for earth worms at some point, but why rush the process?

                   Would rather be a health addict, than a crack addict. Just saying.....

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              Yes Nod    We are all destined to be food for earth worms at some point, but why rush the process?

                     Would rather be a health addict, than a crack addict. Just saying.....

            and this from a measure of man ..... who without a doubt is the other weed famer


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              Posted: September 11, 2012, 7:38 am - IP Logged

              And then we got those who got both. Aren't they lucky? Wink

              The luckiest!  Lep  Lep

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                australia projects an image of  health nuts, and fit sports fanatics,. thats right we like to watch while drinking beer.  believe or not we challenge america for #1 in tha fatty steaks

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                  Posted: September 11, 2012, 8:14 am - IP Logged

                  I agree. I've met many a rich people in my time and good health is more important than wealth. If you have both then be grateful and share the wealth.

                  Play to win!

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                    Amen. Quality of life is what's important. The ability to participate, run with reckless abandon, jump up and down with joy, keeping up with your

                    children and grandchildren. To do this we need to be lean, mean fit machines.

                     

                    No other nation on earth has as many over weight, over eating, diabetes inflicted, sedentary members of our population. What other nation

                    can lay claim to such shows as "The Biggest Loser"?  We smoke, drink, and eat our way into the emergency rooms by the time we reach our 40's.

                     

                    Walking, running, biking, cross country skiing, yoga, trips to the gym, playing with your grandchildren, eating sensibly and seeing your doctor

                    occasionally, will insure your going  to be around for awhile. If not for yourself, do it for your family and loved ones. Love

                    Great post man, Great advice. Thank you very much.

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                      One summer when I was in college, I worked for a multimillionaire in Radnor as his chauffeur, gardener, and handyman. One day, I was laying a flagstone path in his front yard. It was hot and steamy, and I was stripped to the waist. I had been working hard with pick and spade; my muscles bulged and gleamed.

                      I looked up and saw my employer sitting on his front steps, staring at me intensely. He was wizened and frail, tethered to an oxygen tank because of severe emphysema. He caught my glance and beckoned me.

                      "I would trade all my millions in a second," he told me, "to have a body like yours and to be able to breathe again. Health is the greatest wealth, boy. Don't ever forget it."

                       

                       

                      September 10, 2012|By Art Carey, Inquirer Columnist

                      I love the topic of this thread. I saved it as one of my favorites. Great story to remind us that being healthy is very important. Thanks.

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                        Posted: September 11, 2012, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                        Great post man, Great advice. Thank you very much.

                        Thank you Thrifty! See Ya!

                         

                        Sorry if I ruffled your feathers a few days ago on one of my posts.

                        You will always have great wisdom, when it comes to playing the lottery.  Wink

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                          Thank you Thrifty! See Ya!

                           

                          Sorry if I ruffled your feathers a few days ago on one of my posts.

                          You will always have great wisdom, when it comes to playing the lottery.  Wink

                          You and Ronnie are great human beings with a great sense of humor.It is cool to have you on the lottery post community.

                          I also saved your post as one of my favorites. Great post again.

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                            Posted: September 11, 2012, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                            Health is really wealth..no matter what.  It doesn't count houses, cars, jewelries or gadgets.  But it does count how long your life is.


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                              Whew...for a minute I thought this was going to be some gay porn story...I m glad its about health...not there's anything wrong with being gay...its just this isnt the website for it...Health is the greatest wealth....very true...very true indeed