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I just read an article in a magazine about the health benefits that come from dirt and soil while you work in the garden or dig in your flowerbeds - or whenever your hands are in contact with dirt. Supposedly your body absorbs minerals that are in the soil, and those minerals are thought to be a natural anti-depressant. They boost the body's ability to make "feel good" thoughts or feelings or whatever you call them. Now I know why I'm happier and more content in the summertime. It's the dirt!
-- Laura Anne Lapp, An Amish Garden: A Year in the Life on an Amish Garden
This quote made me wonder if it's not a remnant from man's occupational benefits in Eden?! Sounds like something God would come up with, doesn't it?