There is renewed enthusiasm this morning for finetuning our fitness levels and fueling. What is it about a Christian Celebration that inspires that? Possibly it is a sense of RENEWAL, of living the best life we can.
For most of us exercise is becoming more varied – it just feels so good to be outside. My friend, Bobbie Jo Hunter, shared this quote by Hildegard Debringum: “We must each learn to hang out in the green, growing edges of our own becoming.”
Becoming Playful maybe – adopting a new sport or outdoor game, refurbishing the bike or the skates, purchasing a Bocce ball set, running the steps at a local stadium.
Becoming Fascinated with Nature – creating a new garden patch, adding a birdbath or humming bird feeder – finding a new hike or new walking/running route.
Becoming excited about the many varieties of spring vegetables, like fresh asparagus and fresh green beans (recipe below).
Becoming powerful in attitude, awakening each morning and the first thought being “I am happy because …” Yes: Walking in the Joy of Being Human!
Becoming generous – gifting daily: a meditation, a card, a flower, focused listening.
Recipe = Fast and Easy Fresh Green Beans by Chef Barbara
- Select smooth, tender green beans and trim only the stalk end. Wash.
- Bring large pot of water to boiling, adding 2 Tbs salt.
- Add beans, and when boiling again, continue for 4 minutes.
- Immediately empty into colander; beans are drained and ready to eat. Yum!