Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nothing Like A Good Apple

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!


  1. There's something about eating a good, crisp apple that takes me back to the carefree summer days of my childhood. Sometimes we need the sweetness and the respite from the more complicated world of today. Thanks for the memories!

  2. Hi Lynn,

    I agree there is nothing like a good crisp apple. We’ve all heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but why is this true!

    Here are just a few benefits of eating an apple a day.
    1. Apples contain vitamin C which helps boost the immune system.
    2. A ripe apple contain about 80% water and almost no fat.
    3. Apples contain flavoinouds that may prevent coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
    4. An apple will provide you with energy.
    5. Apples are a great source of fiber and help to aid digestion and promote weight loss.
    6. Apples target multiple cancers such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer in women.
    7. Women who eat three apples a day lose more weight while dieting than women who do not eat fruit while dieting.

  3. What a sweet little post and so very true. I feel this way about a good cup of tea or coffee too :)

  4. It makes you want to go out and buy an apple. I haven't eaten an apple by itself in a very long time. I cut them up and put them in things but I haven't sat down and just ate an apple in a long long time.

  5. Amen to not eating subpar anything! And now I, too, want an apple. :)

  6. My apple trees are loaded, fall isn't too far off, and I am happy at the thought of crisp, organic goodness by the bushel.

  7. I agree Lynn. Even though it isn't apple season, I have fallen in love with them this year, and just bought another bag of them yesterday. I hope they are crisp and sweet like I have come to expect. I especially like the instantness and portability of them. To say nothing of NO CLEAN-UP involved!

    And yes, I have discovered the wonderful healing benefits of sitting in the sun just in the past couple of days. I plan to make it a frequent part of my summer this year.