Growing up I was taught
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
But staying healthy
Requires more than A piece of fruit.
I still eat an apple a day,
but the following keeps me growing spiritually
A good heart a day
Keeps the enemy away
Paying attention each day,
Reduces the stress in daily life
Seeing the beauty in the simplicity of life,
Keeps the clutter away.
Keeps me out of the danger zones of the past and future.
Compassion keeps me caring,
While reminding me to not judge others
focusing on the ways we are connected
Keep me from building walls between us.
Being enthusiastic keeps me energized
Focused on the richness of life,
eliminating the feeling of boredom in my life.
Walking in faith each day reminds me to trust,
Softening my heart to others,
And giving me the courage to move through difficult times
A daily dose of grace
Reminds me to surrender
Pockets of shame and the need to be in control.
While there are other spiritual medicines
I take daily, gratitude is the one I will end on
As it reminds me
To be grateful for all that I have and
Release any feelings I am entitled to
Something I do not have.
If I were meant to have it, I would.
After all, what is for me is for me
and what is for you, is for you.
Today I eat my apple to keep the doctor away,
But I also ingest the spiritual medicines
Which keep me walking with the source of
Ultimate Love, Light, and Positive Energy