Celebrating Summer ~
It's wonderful to be able to celebrate the unique qualities that each season brings to us. I feel so blessed that with all the places I've lived in my life, I've always been able to experience all four seasons.
Celebrating summer for me is about recognizing all the lushness and beauty that comes with this season. It’s a time to embrace a slower pace, while enjoying those lazy summer days. Feelings of freedom and relaxation wash over me in the summer, unlike at any other time of the year.
My days of summer look much different now than they did when I was growing up. Yet still to this day, when I feel the warmth of the sun, childhood memories of summer vacation flood my mind. Memories of being outside playing for hours, the days feeling like they would never end. Enjoying lots of cold, sweet ice cream and never did a day go by without the aroma of BBQ filling the air. After a day full of sunshine, I can still remember feeling the intense summer heat, while lying in my bed drifting off to sleep listening to the harmony of crickets outside my open bedroom window.
Now my days of summer are enjoyed creating new memories with my family. Memories that are making their own unique imprint in our minds.
My days are now enjoyed with my hands in the earth, tending to our garden and teaching our children how to do so as well. Going on family hikes and bike rides. These are my adult versions of 'being outside playing for hours'. And I've swapped the ice cream for all the fresh, juicy fruit that's in season. More of my time is enjoyed basking in, and appreciating, the beauty of nature.
Ah summer…..you look and feel so good and I love celebrating you!
What are some of your summer memories and how do you celebrate this beautiful time of year? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear from you!
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