The Magic Number 7

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You know, all through history – the number 7 has had major significance. In the bible, it is always 7 years of this or that, or 7 times. OK, except for those couple of times when it was 40, but we don’t even want to think about those right now, do we? I sure don’t.

It is said that life goes in 7 year cycles. In the bible, and in law (at least it used to be) you could have your debts forgiven every 7 years.

I went through 7 years of hell. I lost a good job where I was making a decent living. The industry took a dive, and jobs like mine were never to be had again. Here I was, over 40 and basically unmarketable. Too old, too specialized, too experienced, too expensive. I lost everything.

I worked odd jobs to try and keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. I would work on the computer before and after work trying to break into interent marketing. Sleeping was a luxury that I could not

During that time – the stress was unrelenting. 7 years of constant stress. My blood pressure was high. My vision was getting worse. Sometimes my heart would be pounding out of my chest. But I couldn’t afford doctors or drugs even with insurance. I made too much money for assistance, yet not enough to pay basic bills. That’s called the working poor.

The only thing that was keeping me from having a massive heart attack was eating right and getting exercise.

So, here’s where the number 7 comes in again. See, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables is just enough to keep your body from worsing – just
maintaining your current condition. Every serving over 5 actually helps to start healing you.

And believe me, I know how hard it is to make yourself get the 5 some days. And some days, you just don’t care.

But whatever the circumstance is in your life today – it is temporary. The damage you’re doing to your body when you don’t eat right is not.

Think about if you do happen to live to be say – 80. What will the quality of your life be? Think about that next time you want to hit
the nearest drive-thru.

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