I need to learn how to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of each day. I've had the tendency to always look forward to the future. I love to cross days off of my calendar. Why do I do that? What's the rush?
My goal this summer is to relax enjoy the simple pleasures of:
They will never be this age again. Time flies so quickly.
-I want to watch them catch fireflies and maybe join in on the action.
-I want to take them on walks to the park and catch them as they speed down the slippery slide.
-I want to take them to the quaint street fairs at night and see the carnival lights flicker in their wide eyes.
-Is there anything better than the sound of the ocean? I hope this summer I can walk up and down the shore at dusk and feel the cool ocean breeze and not be thinking about tomorrow or money or any of my stupid worries.
There are so many things I enjoy in the summer, and I don't need to go far to find them.
-I love to find treasures at yard sales, early Saturday mornings.
-We have free movies for the kids at our local movie theater every week.
-Have you ever been to a major or minor league baseball game on a cool summer night? There is something about a lit baseball field that is magical to me!
-I'd also like to check into the local theater groups who put on outdoor performances. That would be so fun!
Cooking and Good Food:
I really love to cook and try new recipes. It is such a simple way to bring friends and family together. I'm actually a terrible host. I'm always so worried about things being perfect that I can hardly enjoy myself.
-I want to be more relaxed and focus on the people rather than perfection.
-I want to eat outside when the weather is cool and breezy.
-I look forward to cooking vegetables from our garden.
Life is crazy. Work, kids, chores, exercise, church, family, responsibilities. It hardly seems like there is time to just be quiet.
-I want to take time for me. To relax, take a nap, read a book, pray. No TV, no radio, no computer, no distractions.
-Take time to write in a journal. Record the ups and downs of life and reflect upon the blessings with which I have been blessed. Sometimes the "busyness" of life clouds my ability to see the small miracles of every day.
What will you do this summer to enjoy the simple pleasures of life?
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