It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, June 20, 2014

Chapter 6, Page 20, Book 14

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

Summer is short; use it or lose it

 Each of the seasons have their positive qualities, but for me, none of them are even halfway as good as summer. Sunny skies and rising temperatures do more than make our environment a pleasant place. They also provide some very significant benefits to our health and well being.  The summer sunshine helps to regulate our bodies, as well as giving a boost to our lifestyle.

Did you know that the lazy, hazy days of summer are good for your heart.    A diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables, which I tend to eat more of in summer when they are fresh, is great for healthy summer snacks and is usually lower in calories and higher in nutrients, And that’s better for the heart.

Whether you’re chasing after your kids at the park or doing outdoor exercises like swimming, biking, walking, or organized sports, exercise makes your heart happier than when you stay indoors during the winter chill.  Getting outdoors and exercising or just being active will help burn some energy that will then result in a better night’s sleep once you are back home too.

Life is short. Summer is shorter.

  Summer is an invitation slow down.  To change pace.  To take our time.  To heal our bodies, our minds and our souls.

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

Russel Baker 



Love the notion that summer is a time to slow down and change the pace of things. SO TRUE.

betty said...

That was a cute quote from Russel Baker. I like the thought of slowing down this summer; I'm going to try to challenge myself to actually do that :)


jack69 said...

I smiled when I started reading and got up, sliced a cucumber and cut in two 4 remaining cherry tomatoes Sister Shirl brought off her vines. Now I am snacking as I read. THANKS. Sending Love from NC Jack & Sherry