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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Chapter 4, Page 23, Book 19

Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

April 23rd - I call it yard work

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.

Wilma Randolph

This time of year, I get more exercise and fresh air than probably most any other time.  I really don’t exercise, I do yard work.  I love the feeling of being outdoors and working.  It’s invigorating. 

I spend too much time indoors during the winter and love it when it 
gets warmer outside.  I’m also thankful that for right now, anyway, I do have a yard to care for.  It’s not big at all, but the perfect size for me.  I have both sunshine and shade.  It’s not all one or the other.  The sun feels great this time of year, but in the summer I’ll also appreciate the shade.

They say that a big breath of fresh air and feeling the warm glow of the sun on your skin is rejuvenating, and I agree.  Exposure to sunlight and fresh air actually offers your body health benefits that can last a lifetime. Spending about 30 minutes in the sun can provide you with nearly a days’s supply of Vitamin D.  Having enough Vitamin D helps our bones by reducing the risk of of diseases like osteoporosis.  

Many view yard work as a chore, but not me.  It’s a great cardio workout.  It increases oxygen flow to our heart and reduces blood pressure and stress. And being outside and hearing the birds chirping is relaxing. For me, there  is no need to go to the gym.  I breathe in the fresh air and get my exercise doing yard. work.

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.

John Denver


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There is nothing quite so good as fresh air and sunshine!

jack69 said...

I enjoy outdoor work also. Life is bright outside and the air is so refreshing. I am not too much outside yard work except for cutting grass, I like that. I am not a grower. Mama saidthat I loved things to 'death'. too much water and fertilizer. LOL I never know when enough is enough.
I admire you guys that can grow.
Loving spring here,
Sherry & jack

betty said...

We don't have much of yard work to do these days and hubby usually takes care of it, but I did like mowing the grass when we lived in Montana. It was invigorating to get out there even on hot days and get it done and then look back at the achievement of a freshly mowed lawn.


Mevely317 said...

Unlike my son (and his mother), you and my DIL are so much alike! Your grass looks so soft and inviting for a good roll-around. :)
Thankfully, Tom doesn't mind mowing and weed-whacking. Ever since one of friend's little dog discovered a copperhead in her back yard I've been stewing.

Chatty Crone said...

The sun makes everything better.

I don't know if you noticed, but I've been gone for a couple of weeks - my computer crashed and it has taken me forever to get myself going again and I am totally back yet. I may not go back and answer all your letters, but I am here.



being outdoors is invigorating, indeed.