RESOLUTION TIME AGAIN.” a poem, a.k.a.: “Being KIND To Yourself.” Thursday: December 26, 2019
[Limerick: Play with your friends outside / And cherish your lovers; don’t hide / From the wind and rain / And our health we’ll maintain / Take a nice walk; skip the ride.]
A Healthy Lifestyle, a Healthy Lifestyle, (please) remember, it can never be,
Spending too much time in enclosures looking at screens and TV.
So remember: More on foot and Less in cars;
More outside and Less in bars, / Even CoffeeBars. Sure, they’re fine IF YOU,
WILL NOT MAKE A HABIT of Ye Ol’ Caffeine ated Brew,
For, eating a variety of natural, real food,
Is good for your body, so it will not brood,
And lack the energy it needs to live; Outdoor activity YES, we must give,
Ourselves to keep good circulation, With lots of water to avoid dehydration;
Not enough water is stressful and caffeine won’t supply,
The Living Waters. Don’t ask me why,
All liquids simply will not supply us well,
With ALL the necessary, hydrating fluids, and we can easily tell,
This from a nation of people who,
Are seen at hospitals needing I. V. Drips to,
Just keep going. Well, RAISE YOUR HAND,
WITH A GLASS OF WATER; then, you’ll understand,
That Healthy Lifestyles AREN’T THAT TOUGH,
But sunshine, fresh air and water YOU NEED ENOUGH,
You know: a KIND supply, yes, every day.
We can do this, and then we’ll lose the gray,
Complexions that we see all around,
Our sad towns;
Let’s touch the ground And sniff the air like healthy deer,
Running and jumping both far and near.
SO, LET’S ALL GET OUTSIDE AND DO SOME K I N D, active THINGS,
And, on top of it all, restful sleep this simple plan brings,
But YOU GOTTA DO IT, not just read and plan,
But ACTUALLY OPEN THE DOOR and “work on” your tan.
2020: OUR BEST YEAR YET;
A life of continuing health, I’m sure we can all get.