5 a Day

December 16, 2008 at 3:43 pm 8 comments

We all know we should “Strive for Five” servings of fruits and veggies a day to keep our bodies healthy.  Jim tagged me with the task of describing the 5 things I do everyday to keep my spirit happy & healthy. I jotted a bunch down in my sketchbook. Here are the top five….


Allow me to elaborate:

1. I need sunshine. If there are too many winter cloudy days strung together, then a cozy spot near a fireplace will keep me going. Or even candles on the dinner table or sparkly lights strung around.

2. Exercise. Dance, a long fast walk,  yoga, running up and down stairs, cartwheels, anything.

3. Beauty = A walk in the woods, a trip to a museum, a good picture book, almost anything if you look closely enough.

4. There’s just something about that end of day ritual that makes everything right in the world. A little music, a glass of wine, beautiful veggies, the rhythm of preparing the food…chopping, stirring,  the aroma, the taste, and of course good company.

5. The best thrill ever.

So now I am s’posed to tag some folks.  This is a no-obligation invitation to share your spirit lifting techniques…






Of course, any and all are encouraged to join in!

But here is where this train jumps the track…   I am also going to tag some non-blogging friends.

Biz, Teddy, Heather, Anna, Becca

(I know you may be too shy to comment, but just think about it. And get back to me…somehow.)

ps. For more information about the origins of this meme, visit the ever lovely Dawn.

Or go to Mindapples.org for more fun and information!

Entry filed under: Illustration, Kid stuff, Lettering, Sketchbook. Tags: , .

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aimee  |  December 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    thank you so much, peggy! such a cool blog you have, and a good reminder to put you in my google reader!

  • 2. Andie  |  December 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Woot! Thanks for the tag. I will most definantly do this one. I love your list minus the cooking dinner one…um, no. That surely doesnt do it for me, lol. 5ish is when everyone is flipping out waiting for food.

  • 3. lneustadter  |  December 17, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for tagging me, Peggy! I love how you illustrated your 5 a day. You have inspired me to do the same.

  • 4. timro  |  December 17, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    just posted mine Peggy!! Thanks for the tag hope everything is well. I really enjoy that handwriting you have there for your 5. Also this was a good way to remind yourself of things you need each day. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  • 5. leah  |  December 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    love your list, peggy!!

  • 6. pegfussell  |  December 21, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you all for your kind words and inspiration!

  • 7. Anna  |  December 25, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I don’t do five things a day to make me happy… If only school and work counted (thats all I ever have a chance to do!) haha. I guess I should start doing more every day such as…

    1. Play My Guitar
    2. Go for a Hike
    3. Sing a Happy Song or Two!
    4. Laugh More Often
    5. Keep my Room Clean :)

  • 8. thrivingtoo  |  January 7, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Hi Peggy

    I wondered if you would mind us posting your 5-a-day on the Mindapples blog?

    If yes please let me know – it would be great to post with you beautiful drawing :)
    Best wishes


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I am an illustrator who lives and works in Kingston, Ontario. This blog is where I post published illustrations, experimental and promotional work as well as bits and pieces of other things that make life fun....drawing, cooking, gardening, friends, family. Click on one of the circles below to start a slideshow of my portfolio. To contact me about my work, please write to peg.fussell (at) gmail.com. Thanks for stopping by!



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