Making Hay While the Sun Shines

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.


  1. I can't believe I finally got on to your blog without my computer freezing up! Hurray!
    I'm afraid I am guilty of putting off today what I can do tomorrow! :~{ I need to get back into my walking routine!
    Thanks for your committment and the little 'push' it gives me!

  2. Rebecca, good for you doing your walking today. Perhaps in the winter time you can walk in a mall or something similar....don't stop keeping yourself healthy....your family and friends love you for it.......:-) Hugs

  3. As always dear friend, you have inspired me and encouraged me at the same time.

    I do believe that you should start today. There should not be any excuses.

    Since I can not walk as before, I do pilates every morning to the sounds of Mozart. It is exactly what I need to get myself moving and staying fit ;)

    In HIS Peace,

    lady m

  4. Lady M, Pilates to Mozart! How exceptionally healthy for body and soul....

  5. Yes, today is a wonderful day! I am so glad that you could walk. I hope the dizziness is gone! Doesn't it just make you happy!