I couldn’t resist sharing this wonderful story with you as it is an example of how children learn through their experiences. My guest writer for this particular article is my wonderful son Hunter who is just turning 10 this December. He wrote this paper at school as part of a writing assignment.
At times he must think I am the most sadistic mom in the world as I nudge him towards making healthy choices in his life and explain to him the consequences of bad decisions. I’m sure there are many times that he would want to trade his organic apple (or his mother) with some kid who is noshing on a cream filled cupcake, but what kid wouldn’t.
Despite his reluctance at times, I think some of my teachings are sinking in. There are quite a number of herbs which he can identify, he knows how to make slippery elm lozenges (but won’t use them) and he knows about organic foods and getting his nutrition from his food. He might not understand all the concepts, but I believe that will come in time. Hope you enjoy his article.
Everyone Should Be Healthy
by Hunter Vickery
Can you imagine something so breathtaking, so awesome it’s next to impossible to describe? That’s what I experience when I’m being healthy. Being healthy makes my heart jump for joy! Amazingly, being healthy is the most superior thing in the world!
To begin with, drinking crystal clear water is extraordinary because it keeps your body hydrated. Being hydrated is excellent because if your not hydrated you can become sick like a dog. Of course, if your’e sick, you can’t play fun sports like football, baseball or soccer. Drinking water is marvelous but playing sports is just as exciting. Playing sports is something I never want to give up.
The most compelling element is playing sports. Playing sports is terrific because you can get a good source of Vitamin D. Believe it or not you get vitamin D from the sun shining on you body. Having vitamin D is wonderful because you can become tan, but if you don’t have enough vitamin D you have to take medicine and your pale. Being pale isn’t good because you will look like a hardcore gamer.
Last but not least, being drug free is amazing because you can run farther than a person who does bad things like dip or cigarettes. Running far and forever is spectacular because you can…well, run far. Running far is also very significant for tag because you can outrun the person who is “it”. Take my advice being drug free is ecstatic.
As you can plainly see being healthy is amazing. I smile from ear to ear when I’m being healthy. Being healthy is absolutely sensational. Don’t you agree?