According to Brownielocks today is National Watermelon Day!
Watermelons ... a sweet, drippy, juicy way to learn! ;) So let's start out with some watermelon facts:
Watermelon Facts: * Watermelons are more than 90% water. That's how it got its name! * For that reason, in ancient times travelers used them as a source of transportable water. * They probably originated in Africa, but are now grown around the world. * They are part of the gourd family. * They grow on a vine and must be replanted yearly. * Most people consider them to be a fruit, but horticulturists consider them a vegetable. * They vary in size and shape. The Japanese recently even developed a SQUARE watermelon! * The outside of the watermelon is the rind. * Inside the watermelon you'll find the flesh (the stuff you eat), and seeds. * Watermelons can be different colors inside and out, as well as the amount of seeds that they contain. * Most watermelons weigh from 5 - 40 pounds, but some get as large as 100 pounds. * The 1996 Guiness Book of Records lists the largest watermelon as being 262 pounds! * The seeds (like the pumpkin's seeds) can also be roasted and eaten. * Some people use the watermelon rind for making preserves, pickles, or relish. * That makes the whole watermelon edible!
Fun nutritional facts about watermelons can be found by visiting: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/nutritio n/story9/melons.htm
Advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life you have imagined. Bear in mind your own resolution to succeed and act as if it were impossible to fail. On this you will reach success. On this you will reach your goals.
Found this poem this morning while searching for some motivation, hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Anything is Possible By Unknown
If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, IT IS NOW. Not for any grand cause, necessarily... but for something that tugs at your heart, something that's your inspiration, something that's your dream. You owe it to yourself to make your days here count. HAVE FUN. DIG DEEP. STRETCH. DREAM BIG.
Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy. There will be good days. And there will be bad days. There will be times when you want to turn around, pack it up, and call it quits. Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself, that you are not afraid to learn by trying.
PERSIST. Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you can do great things. Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart, guide you.
TRUST. Believe in the incredible power of the human mind. Of doing something that makes a difference. Of working hard. Of laughing and hoping. Of lazy afternoons. Of lasting friends. Of all the things that will cross your path this year. The start of something new brings the hope of something great, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
While Im here, I would like to invite you to come and check out the Determination & Accountability SparkTeam. You are welcome to join me there; I would also encourage you to join us in our monthly challenges. Team members are Determined to keep making tracks through their healthy lifestyle journey, while helping holder others Accountable. Its a great group of Sparkers that will help inspire you, encourage you and keep you motivated! You can find the team link by visiting my SparkPage! 2187 days ago