Exercise in the open air should be prescribed as a life-giving necessity. And for such exercises there is nothing better than the cultivation of the soil. Let patients have flower beds to care for, or work to do in the orchard or vegetable garden. As they are encouraged to leave their rooms and spend time in the open air, cultivating flowers or doing
some other light, pleasant work, their attention will be diverted from themselves and their sufferings.--"Ministry of Healing." pages 264, 265.