The Sky is painted in Beautiful PINK
the Air is so Cold my Nose feels PINK
The hour is the Pink hour
I’m one of those who really long for the warmer seasons to come. It’s great with snow at Christmas and all that, but now I’m ready for spring and summer. Never the less, days like we’ve had today, bring out my inner winter enthusiast that seldom sees the daylight.
Bright sun from clear blue sky, white snow with glittering crystals, well I have to admit it, I love my Fairy-tale country.
I looked through some photos from this summer today, and there were a lot portraying children with animals. This is of course a result of many successful tours during the holiday, but it made me think about the phenomena children and animals.
My first pet and great love in life was a rabbit called Peter. I was four years old, and I had Peter in my doll stroller and both he and I were satisfied with our arrangements, I’m told. I used to bring him with me to the playground, and returned quickly if some of the older kids were playing there. I was afraid of some of them, and my Mom understood that I needed to bring Peter rabbit with me. This made my perfect excuse, if there were any children I didn’t want to spend time with present at the playground, I returned so that they shouldn’t bother Peter. (Or me…)
When I was nine, I got a hamster who I named Henrik. Later that same year, my sister met a boy, who went on to be her first real boyfriend. When he told her that his name was Henrik, she laughed and told him that we had his name-brother at home. He thought she was talking about one of our brothers, and became quit confused when he understood that she was talking about my hamster.
Henrik (not the boyfriend) lived a comfortable life, if we can disregard that Sunday morning, when he’d disappeared and the whole family was searching. Well not everyone, my Mom was finishing the breakfast dishes, and started the dishing machine. That’s when we understood were Henrik had gone! There were a loud scream, my Mom open the door, and surfing out on the wave of hot water, my beloved hamster Henrik returned. After this episode, he never could walk a straight line again, but he lived for three more years. And how many times does a hamster need to be able to walk a straight line?
A part from rabbits and hamsters, my family had some goldfish. But we never promoted us to the bigger responsibilities, like a dog. Maybe this is the reason that all my siblings at one time of their adult lives have had dogs. And if you are a regular reader on this blog, you know that I’ve got to cats, Bajas and Baltazar.
When the rabbits became too many, (we started out with four, and quite quickly had 27,) we donated the whole family to the local Zoo. (Not Peter, he stayed with me!) This is over thirty years ago, and the local zoo has grown to be a huge amusement park, one of the favourite parks in the Nordic countries. I and my family still feel a little bit of ownership towards the rabbits, though.
I usually visit the park once a year, normally bringing some of my nephews and visiting friends. This year we were accompanied by my friend BM and her two daughters, and it was a delight to observe the children’s fascination of the animals, once again. The children were aged nine, seven and five, and we spent the whole day at the zoo, from ten to seven! This day inspired the curiosity of the children in a way that is pure joy. They were full of questions, and learned a lot during the day, and were full of new information on their way home. They notice little details and experience the sensation of understanding; this day was a new level of learning for all of them.
I think that there is nothing as beautiful as the companionship between children and animals, and I’m so glad when I see that natural connection between them, and the children’s fascination of the animals.
I’ve been without a computer the last ten days, which has been really frustrating,,, And before you think that I’ve been on a lonely island web-wise, let me assure you that I am grateful for my smartphone, and mr. Iphone has been saving the day, every day.
A month ago, I joined a good friend of mine; Benedicte, at a meeting for Forever Living Products. The information about the waste product line of Forever was great, and I thought I this sounded almost too good to be true. So, I had to try. And I’m sold… and now selling products from Forever!
The thought of starting every day with a shoot of Aloe Vera Gel, seemed scary and almost repulsing at the start. But after a couple of days, my body reacted very naturally on this new routine of mine. I’m now enjoying the benefits of Aloe Vera in tree healthy varieties of fresh, stabilized aloe vera gel – Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe Berry Nectar and Forever Bits n’ Peaches. The primary ingredient of all three varieties is pure Aloe Vera fillet gel from the centre of the leaf.
The miraculous aloe leaf has been found to contain more than 200 compounds. A product of Forever’s patented aloe stabilization process, the gel is favoured by those looking to maintain a healthy digestive system and a natural energy level.
The first to receive certification by the International Aloe Science Council, this rich cocktail of pulp and liquid authenticates this product just as nature intended. Taken daily, either alone or mixed with pure fruit juice, it is one of the best health drinks available!
My favourite of the three, Aloe Berry Nectar, contains all of the goodness found in our Aloe Vera Gel, plus the added benefits of cranberry and apple.
Besides their reputation as a cleanser for the urinary tract, cranberries provide a high content of vitamin C. They are also a natural source of healthful proanthocyanidins. Apple juice contains many flavonoids as well as pectin.
You can drink Aloe Berry Nectar with meals or alone. The delicious flavour is totally natural, prepared from a blend of fresh cranberries and sweet, mellow apples. Fructose (a natural fruit sugar) sweetens it just enough to please both adults and children alike.
The third option of this “health on a bottle” is called Forever Aloe Bits N’ Peaches. A taste sensation like no other: pure chunks of aloe vera bathed in the flavour of sun-ripened peaches. Forever Aloe Bits N’ Peaches provides another great taste to enjoy with its 100% stabilized aloe vera gel and just a touch of natural peach flavour and peach concentrate.
For many centuries, people all around the world have used aloe vera for its health benefits. The addition of peaches provides carotenoids – valuable as antioxidants and a source of vitamin A. They are also essential for maintaining the proper function of the immune system.
Bits N’ Peaches offers many healthful ingredients – all packed into a great-tasting drink.
I use the drinks to provide me with the benefits of the aloe vera, and I take a small shoot glass every morning. But you really have different choices; pour over ice or mix with fruit juice, and enjoy the delightful taste of nature’s bounty any time of the day!
NOTE: The statements contained in this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products discussed are not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure or prevent a specific disease or class of diseases. You should consult your family physician if you are experiencing a medical problem.
If you want to know more about these products, you can read more here.
And at the Forever Living Products site.