Wednesday, March 27, 2013

good health

Week 6 of the Wednesday Lists, Part 2
Prompt: List the things that make you feel healthy: mind, body & soul.



mind
* trying new things * travelling new routes * learning something new every day * doing hard things * teaching * growing something * reading poetry * writing lists * setting goals * laughing * quiet time outside * people watching * making time for a retreat of silence * clean and tidy home and classroom * conversing with Jeffrey and Sloane * writing: in my journal, in a letter, for my students, on my blog * reading * creating beauty each day, whether it's the picture I make, the song I sing, the hug I give, or the prayer I whisper *
body 
* hiking * drinking lots of water * taking long, aimless walks * skipping the late night snack * playing ball in the backyard with Sloane and Jeffrey * no longer needing my allergy medicine every day * laughing * eating asparagus * finally scheduling my annual exam * deep breathing * a good, long stretch * a massage * going to bed early from time to time * my skincare routine * sunshine * yummy salad for dinner * great night's sleep * eating fruit for dessert instead of chocolate * eating at home instead of out * 
soul
* singing loud and long and BOLD * prayer, prayer, prayer * silly dancing * photography * offering thanks before meals * long drives: windows down, music up * family worship time * laughing * counting my blessings * daily time in the Word * our family habit of listing what we are thankful for each day * praise and worship time alone and with other believers * fresh flowers * rituals * eucharisteo * the soul-deep knowledge that I serve a risen savior * 

12 comments:

Chloe Moon said...

I love that to help the soul you have sing loud! I sing in my car and it always makes me feel wonderful! I also have to remember that quote! It's ever so true!

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Jeanne said...

Big hugs and much love to you
I love all of your postings.

Love Jeanne

Jaime said...

Going to bed early from time to time... hehe... yeah, I have been trying to do this for a couple of months now. The results... not so good. For instance, it is now 1:11 am and I am up reading your beautiful blog.
I'm still working on this.

Tracy said...

So many goodies...*sigh*... Thank you, Relyn! The long Easter weekend begins today here... I'll be offline a few days. Wishing you & yours a blessed weekend. :o) ((HUGS))

christinelaennec said...

That's a wonderful list, Relyn. I agree with you so much about singing. Have a blessed Easter. x

Marilyn said...

Your lists are always a special way to take notice. Long walks, fruit, silly dancing, and oh photography! All of your list is precious!

amelia said...

I've always loved that quote.

And I should print this list off . . . such a good reminder!

With that, Happy Good Friday, my friend! And happiest of Easter wishes, as well . . .

Jennifer Richardson said...

this was delicious, Relyn
...i love all of the aliveness
in your living
and all of the color
in your days.
and share your joy
that he is risen, indeed:)
-Jennifer

Roban said...

That's a great list, Relyn. I'm trying to do better about getting to bed earlier, but again I'm up late! It does take a conscious effort to take care of ourselves. Your list reminded me of this!

alexa said...

And I love the silly dancing :). Wonderful tonic for body, mind and soul ... You sound happy to be taking action on better ways for yourself.

S. Etole said...

Beautiful, beautiful image.

Lisa Gordon said...

Such wise advice and a really beautiful photograph!

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