It is not uncommon to see Amish women assisting in the fields at hay-making time around our community. This is a much older picture, but reminds me of the sight that surrounds me seasonally.The expression “make hay while the sun shines” isn’t meant to be just a suggestion: it’s a stone-cold, iron-clad order! Hay is best cut when it’s dry and when there is no rain in the forecast.
Putting off exercise when the circumstances are optimum is an example of NOT making hay while the sun shines! Waiting for tomorrow to begin a commitment to healthy eating isn't either.
Today the sun was shining. I didn't make hay, but I walked -- and walked vigorously! I don't look forward to winter. It represents the "rain" in my hay-making forecast. But for now, I will make hay!
Tomorrow will take care of itself.