Day 8 of Blogging from A to Z. Today’s letter is H
H is for Hale and Hearty Health.
hale walks hand in hand
hearty steps up the walk’s pace
spring hopes winter waits
Some may consider the phrase Hale and Hearty somewhat redundant. I do not. Although they both allude to the health of a person, their meanings are subtly different.
I think the sum says more than the parts about a person’s Health.
- Hale – free from disease
- Hearty – strong, exuberant, vigorous.
- Health – the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor.
I’ve known more than a few people free from disease, who were not hearty. Without the Hearty (strength, vigor…) there cannot be total health.
© Perle Champion