“Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision; But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!” — Kalidasa
It amazes me how good fresh, natural food tastes. What compares to a fresh strawberry, or a luscious juicy peach trickling juice down your arm? Even a fresh, crisp garden salad has a wonderful taste and crunch all it’s own.
While eating a lettuce wrap I noticed the flavors of the meat, tomato, even the condiments. I don’t remember being able to taste individual flavors of a sandwich on a bun or sliced bread.
Why do we dull our senses with processed food full of additives and preservatives? If it’s been awhile since you have eaten “real food” give it a try. You won’t go back.
“Life’s too short to just use one color of green.” — Dee Greuning
When you think of “green” does one particular color come to mind? There are many different shades and gradations of green. Why limit ourselves to just one?
This applies to more than just color. We leave most of the world unexplored because we become comfortable with the familiar. Life is too short to get stuck in comfortable ruts. Have fun and shake things up. Use a different color of green, try a new vegetable, create a new recipe, read a new book, think a new thought, go in a different direction, embrace life in all it’s fullness and lighten up.
Think you can’t afford a vacation this year? This is one of my top ten ideas for fun and relaxation close to home.
Take a tour of your State Capitol building. This is something everyone should do at least once. This may be a bit of a drive depending on where you live, but will be worth it. If you have children spend a few days before the trip helping them study your state. After the tour, encourage them to talk, ask questions and perhaps write an essay.