Healthy Spirit

A Lazy Day

Written by Healthy Living

The trees bend down along the stream,

   Where anchored swings my tiny boat.

The day is one to drowse and dream

   And list the thrush’s throttling note.

When music from his bosom bleeds

Among the river’s rustling reeds.

No ripple stirs the placid pool,

   When my adventurous line is cast,

A truce to sport, while clear and cool,

   The mirrored clouds slide softly past.

The sky gives back a blue divine,

And all the world’s wide wealth is mine.

A pickerel leaps, a bow of light,

The minnows shine from side to side.

The first faint breeze comes up the tide—

I pause with half uplifted oar,

While night drifts down to claim the shore.

—Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

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Healthy Living

Healthy Living is unique in a sea of health magazines that only present information on nutrition and exercise. Published by Akers Media Group, Healthy Living goes much farther by focusing on the four pillars of a true wellness — physical, mental, spiritual and financial health.

Healthy Living promotes a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle with easy-to-read features, try-it-at-home exercise programs, and expert advice from financial planners, mental health professionals, and a variety of other leaders in their respective fields.

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