Sometimes my arthritis gives me a snit, like a grounded teenager, and I need to grab an apple and sit in the sunshine. It works for all kinds of pain. Try it and see. Because even when the world feels sucky, an apple will taste good. And while you eat, birds will still sing, the sun will warm you deep into your joints, the breeze will move your hair into and out of your eyes, and the dog laying at your feet will wait patiently for you to be done eating so he can have the core.
Just make sure you pick a good apple, firm and crisp and brightly colored. Your time’s too precious to waste on a mushy one.
Never settle for bad apples. Or wilted lettuce. Because sometimes sorting through pain is like picking a piece of eggshell out of a bowl of egg whites. The little slivers slips through your fingers the first and second and third time you try to get them out, and you’re left with sticky fingers and swear words on the tip of your tongue. But in the end, a good apple will give you respite.
Congratulations to Gayle and Amy who won the latest workout DVD giveaways! Lots of email entries this time...thank you! It's always so good to hear from you guys. More giveaways in the upcoming weeks, including a visit from my favorite misfit!