Nature has arranged it so that the poorest woman in the world can get the most priceless things as easily as the multi-millionaire. The four most precious things in the world are good air, good food, good water and good health. Money cannot buy any one of these things. The woman with millions cannot get any better air, or more nourishing food, or purer water, or better health than can the poor woman.
The woman who goes to the big woods for her vacation, who lives out of doors, who gets near to nature, is putting by a reserve in her constitution and brain that she will draw upon for the remainder of the year. Such vacations will clear the cobwebs from your brain. It will give you ability to do greater things, and make you see the beautiful side of life.
A woman should not depend wholly on her two or three weeks in the woods, however. She should take a little vacation every day. She should arrange to get some benefit for her brain and body in each twenty-four hours. She should take a few moments each day and devote it to mental and physical relaxation. And, above all, she can get a good vacation every twenty-four hours if she sleeps properly. Our good friend Grizzly Pete, of Frozen Dog, understands the real vacation when he says.
"Mighty pleasin’ sport, you bet, sittin’ on a rock; Beats a store or office an' workin’ by a clock. Clears away the cobwebs from your weary brain; Gives you inspiration; makes you a man again. There ain't no medicine I know for the appetite Like a summer mornin’, waitin’ fer a bite. Lazy summer days are here- ain’t you kind o‘ that you had your old clothes on, an’ was settin’ here a-fishin’?"
There is no misfortune, no real hard luck except sickness and poor health. If you find health is becoming impaired, change your methods and vocation. Change before it is too late. A stitch in time saves nine times nine in matters of health.
Get plenty of exercise, good air, good water, sleep with your windows open in winter as well as summer, walk over two miles every day. Avoid worry. Do good deeds. Help others. Eliminate evil thoughts and deterrent influences.
If your health is impaired, forsake dollars if necessary and make health your first concern. Dollars are worth having, but sense is infinitely better to be possessed of. If your health will not permit you to get dollars and cents, then make it your object to get health and sense.
Rockefeller would give his millions if he could have the health of nearly any of the thousand of employee who work for him. A good stomach is rather to be chosen than great riches.
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