Archive for March 6th, 2008

Friday Haiku – In a “Fowl” Mood

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Haiku Friday


All a-flutter; I’m runnin’

In grumpy circles.

O, Grumpity Grouse,

Settle your ruffled feathers;

Be a sweet chickie.

From whence this foul mood?

Realize that some hard work

May never pay off.

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

Thirteen Tips for Healthy Living – Edition XII of Thursday 13

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

For this Thursday Thirteen
I offer you Thirteen Tips for Healthy Living. The first seven have to do with physical health, and the remaining six with mental well-being. These are suggestions for your consideration, not a pretended panacea:

  • Go for a daily walk.
  • Eat fresh fruit and veggies daily.
  • Enjoy indoor pets, including cats and dogs.
  • Wash your hands after using the toilet, changing the baby, caring for pets, before handling food, or, in other words, Keep your hands clean!
  • Sneeze into the crook of your arm if no tissue is available, in order to stop the spread of airborne pathogens.
  • Floss your teeth daily (Brush them, too.).
  • Remove all wall-to-wall carpet from your home, and cover mattresses and pillows with dust-proof covers.
  • Do your part to live peaceably with others, especially those in your own home. Romans 2:18 is a Bible verse that expresses this thought.
  • Think about praise-worthy, beautiful things more than “the dark side” of life. I’m especially thinking here of what “food” you feed your mind. Garbage in will yield garbage out, eventually.
  • Treat others the way you would like to be treated, including your children and spouse. Matthew 7:12 is a Bible verse that speaks of this: Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
  • However, don’t be a Pollyanna who PRETENDS that everything is OK. Sometimes things ARE bad, or dangerous. These things can be dealt with in a responsible way, but pretending that something is good doesn’t make it so.
  • Set priorities for your day, based upon your current calling in life, and do the work in order. This way you won’t be overwhelmed by stress, or the tyranny of your TO DO list.
  • Cultivate the habit of THANKFULNESS. As a Christian, I am first of all thankful to the Lord for all His undeserved blessings. But I also mean, say, “Thank you!” to the people in your world.