I'm not very good at taking my vitamins. I have a bottle of them, which usually sits out on my kitchen counter, but I forget. A lot.
However, there are other things that I make sure I get my daily dose of, and these do wonderful things for my health. Here are a few of them:
Skin on skin contact. I never hesitate to reach out and caress The May Queens beautiful skin. That soft skin on her legs, her arms, her back. It fills me with such peace. Touch therapy. I dread the day she will bat my hand away when I do this.
Hand holding. A small, soft hand tucked neatly inside of mine, even just for a quick jaunt across the parking lot. I try to never let the moment go unsavored.
Exercising the imagination. Making up song lyrics, dressing up, and finding a new way to entertain a bored child keeps the mind sharp.
Kisses. A sweet little mouth kissing mine. Fantastic.
Laughter. Do people without children laugh as much? I don't think so. Constant entertainment. They say laughing is better than exercising (perhaps this is why my elliptical machine is so dusty... I'm too busy laughing!)
Tickles. Giving and receiving. Ties in to laughter, but it's a different health boost. Extra health bonus if done with a mischeivious grin.
Picture books. Everything I need to know about self esteem and how to treat others, presented by cute animals, star bellied Sneetches, and elephants who sit in trees.
Hugs. Full body hugs. Knock you over hugs. Squeeze until someone can't breath hugs. And kiss on the cheek while holding tight hugs. They say hugs help you feel relaxed. Well, maybe, but they definately make you feel loved. Until someone gets poked in the eye.
Art therapy, complete with markers, glue, glitter, chalk, paint, feathers and pom poms.
How have you boosted your health today?