Something good always must come from something not-so-good; you change a habit, you learn something, you do something to improve your lifestyle as long as you be honest and listen to what your body is trying to say to you. As many of you know, I've had a series of strokes of late that I can only blame myself for. I don't want to sensationalize it but I know some of the reasons why these have happened and I don't want you to have to go through this at any time in life, nor put your family and friends through it also. The strokes have scared my family and interrupted their lives, have put big burdens on my co-workers, has taken me from my job that friends and strangers can no longer me depend on me to be there to take care of their needs, people stare at my scar and they turn their head, my grandchildren are frightened by it, it just goes on and on how much my actions to myself have affected those that I love and respect and made me realize how selfish I've been to harm myself and they all are paying the consequences along with me; my actions have adversely affected their lives through no fault of their own. It has made me realize that more information, more knowledge is needed to make others aware of it's devastating effects. The first step is realizing one fact that is inescapable, it's your health and it's your body, you can treat or mistreat it however you wish, but you are not an island, you do not stand alone; what you do and how you do it affects not only you but your family, your friends, your acquaintances, even strangers on the street. If there was one saying that could wrap it all up in a nutshell, it is this: You Are What You Eat Simple as that. Join the vast club of YAWYE (membership of 1 and counting!) members that will try to follow at least sometimes good eating habits knowing that the more you improve your eating habits the better chance of enjoying life you will have and how much others will appreciate it. Just put YAWYE in your sig line, wherever you wish, to join. Then, whenever you open your mouth to eat or drink anything, be aware of it, make good choices and tell others you love to join with you too. Doesn't have to be on here or wear a sign around your neck, just heighten your awareness that what you consume affects others as well as you. Can we start a movement of bettering our lives one bite at a time? Thank you so much for reading this.