Tuesday, 21 August 2007

An Apple A Day .......

They say "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". Part of a nursery rhyme or an early English old wives tale. It is traditionally a remedy for constipation. A way to ensure the required intake of various anti oxidants and vitamins and fibre.

Another daily task that would be good for us, is to take time to count our blessings or to think of 3 Beautiful Things. The 3BT rule. I wrote a posting recently on this theme after I had found Clare's original site called 3BeautifulThings.

Today:

  1. the smell of freshly mown grass and damp earth as I worked in the garden
  2. the warmth of the sun and the sound of birdsong as I sat enjoying the peace of the garden
  3. picking rosy red Discovery apples, their scent evoking childhood memories. A better crop than I was expecting as the apple trees have been rather neglected this last year or two.

11 comments:

teeni said...

I sent you an email response Penny. It may look like it's from someone else as it is from my gmail account and I couldn't get the name Teeni so it may be from tea nee1 or something similar (I can't remember - very bad memory). Anyway, the 3BT idea is a wonderful one! I always end up feeling better when I truly try to be grateful! Thanks for sharing this easy little way of doing it!

Flowerpot said...

good start to the day - well done Penny!

mutterings and meanderings said...

Oooh, are the Discovery's ready? I love Discovery apples and the smell of them is something else. Such a shame the season is so short.

lady thinker said...

Thanks - flower.
Welcome Mut and Meander - well I started to pick em down here in Devon - loads of them yet to ripen. Nice to see you.

merry weather said...

That's a very sensible idea Lady Thinker and a lovely happy post to read. I shall go and contemplate my 3 things now...

merry weather said...

I've just seen your adopton post on Wifey - what a good idea! I'll adopt you if you'll adopt me....:)

lady thinker said...

Merry Weather - I anonymously adopted you ages ago when I christened you Ducky. Everyone in our family has nickanames.
So what do you need - a big sis? But must warn you I'm a bossy one -just ask my little sister. Or an Aunt? or a Granny? {I don't knit though)

merry weather said...

A big Sis would be fine thanks Lady Thinker, I had noticed your bossiness actually. It's one of the things I like about you..... :)

lady thinker said...

I am trying to curb my enthusiasm for bossiness. I make fresh efforts daily.

Around My Kitchen Table said...

I read this post just after the one about "fear and grief", so thank you for the happiness antidote to the sadness feeling! It's a great idea. I had a go, couldn't stop at three, and now feel much, much better.

lady thinker said...

Gosh AMKT - you couldn't stop at three - you must be a thrice blessed woman - but you didn't share them with us - were they wickedly indulgent?