As a retired full-time minister, I have observed many different people during my career. Some of them did not take good care of themselves and often bemoaned or even hated life. Others had much more positive outlooks, viewing life as a gift from God and embracing all of the good that life offered them. With respect to the latter, I have noticed that most of them made an effort to take care of themselves, even through times of suffering and disaster. Let me tell you what I have learned from them.