Triumph over Tragedy
Triumph over Tragedy

I love doing work in the yard and playing in the dirt as much as I can.

I think I got it from my grandmother whom we all called, 'Granny' as she was pulling weeds up to her late 80's before she passed at age 92 from Alzheimer's.

Lately, I have been too busy at the office to get my hands in the dirt, so I hired a reputable company to do some work for me in the side yard.

One of the tasks I told the owner was to rip out an old rose bush, but make sure to keep the fruit trees especially the pomegranate tree.

Well, the other day I got home from running an errand and there to my dismay appeared to be my pomegranate tree on the sidewalk, chopped into a million pieces with roots and all.

I could not believe my eyes and ran into the backyard, only to discover that my worst nightmare had come true. One of the workers made the mistake of taking out the wrong tree and my prized, mature pomegranate tree was gone.

What made this so painful was the fact that this tree produced about 50 pomegranates this past season, the most prolific season in the 15 plus years it has been in the ground.

In fact, the first 12 years, this tree produced practically nothing but over the past 3-4 years this tree has produced very prolifically.

Just when it started finding its groove and doing amazing things, this tragedy occurs.

At first, I was very upset about the whole ordeal but after about an hour I calmed down and realized it was not going to do me any good to sulk about my top producing tree being gone.

Here are two lessons you can take from my mishap that will help you in getting healthy:

#1) Communication is extremely important! Failure to communicate leads to problems. Your body communicates through your nervous system. If your nervous system is not functioning at its best because you have a hard bone, putting pressure on the nerves, then the communication will be compromised, and symptoms start to occur.

#2) Letting go of disappointments, bad things that happen to you, and unforeseen tragedies is not only vital for your health (who wants to die earlier as a bitter person) but it can also be a wonderful time to grow and produce new opportunities for you.

Every day, we are going to experience setbacks, failures, and disappointments.

It is important not to dwell on them but move towards finding a solution to your situation and look at it as an opportunity for growth and becoming a healthier person.

Hope you have a Fabulous Friday!

To your health,

Dr. Derek 'Thankful for the pomegranates this past season' Taylor.


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