I love summer time!
School is out for almost everyone. The kids are off to summer jobs or enjoying the luxury of sleeping in. Mornings are slow and calm. This parent has a lot less driving to do and a lot less nagging. No more homework, no more projects, no more school related meetings. The sun has even popped out once or twice this month, and I went to my second outdoor summer concert this week.
Summer is the time to slow down, refuel and reconnect. Almost everyone will take some form of vacation, whether it is a weekend of camping, a trip to the beach or maybe even something longer and more adventurous.
Many of us will have a bit more time to be with friends and families enjoying picnics, sightseeing, concerts, camp-outs, barbeques, and bonfires,(with marshmallows and dark chocolate of course).
Taking time off from our regular routine not only allows us respite but it also provides us the opportunity to reconnect with our deeper selves. We get the extra moment for reflection, we get the extra moment for play, we get the extra moment for love.
I wish we could have summer all year-long. It’s not that I am lazy (I might be, but that’s not the point), it’s just that I think people would be healthier and happier if we all embraced the value of summer throughout the year.
So, to all my friends and yogis, I wish you a summer full of:
- good books
- fresh berries
- corn on the cob
- walks in the moonlight
- strolling along the beach
- hiking in the woods
Shalom & Namaste
Love this Diana. I no longer have school age kids but I still feel just a little bit lighter in Summer. Can’t wait to get a good hike in and a trip to the beach. Thank you for the reminder to keep summer all year long.
Yes, regardless of whether or not there are kids in the home, summer brings us all a bit more space and freedom. Maybe it is the longer days, but I actually think that folks just let down their guard a bit more and open their hearts as well.