Notice how everything seems more vibrant hopeful and liberating during Summer? When I think of Summer I often have images of bright golden sunshine, sinking my feet in the sand and indulging in a easy reading beach novel. I often remember those warm starlight nights sitting by the pool or strolling on the beach. Maybe you have enjoyed that perfect Summer day, you know that day I’m referring to – feeling the breeze blowing, hearing the birds singing and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin.
Indulging in Summers simple pleasures can be healthy for your Mind, Body and Soul.
Allow yourself to fully sense Summer’s present and enjoy unhurried mornings, restful afternoons and leisurely evenings.
Summers simple pleasures can also be beneficial in strengthening the bond in your relationships with your friends and family.Create some wonderful times to be remembered. Cherished memories are important because they help connect the past with the present and the future. Memories help us know who we really are. Creating memories with your friends and family that will last forever is important, but so few people ever even consider it. Times spent with friends and familiy are some of the most precious moments and memories you will hang onto forever. Finding ways to spend quality time with those who mean the most to you is not only important, but vital to the stability and unity of your relationships.
What memories of Summer come to your mind?
Perhaps some of your memories go way back to childhood and you can recall the smell of hotdogs and hamburgers on the BBQ, sticky pop cycles on children faces and little hands, enjoying ice cream cones in the park.
The warm Summer evenings make it a perfect time to enjoy outdoor live music. Many cities have free outdoor concerts in the park or on the beach. I have had some wonderful times shared with family and friends listening to outdoor concerts on the beach.
Some of us may remember Summer time when we smell Hawaiian Tropic Dark Suntanning Oil. Or the scent of freshly mowed grass evaporating in the sun.
Maybe you are lucky enough to have had picnics with the extended family in the backyard of the house your Great Grandfather built and this house is still in your family. Perhaps in this same yard you remember playing, as kids, with all your cousins and running around the huge yard filled with every kind of fruit tree and picking what ever you wanted, then found yourself swinging all afternoon on the swing!!
Maybe you recall drinking from the well your Grand Father had in the backyard and it tasting like the best water on the face of the earth!!!
Were you one of those kids who got to enjoy bike rides to the small town swimming pool and finding joy in swimming and hanging out with friends all afternoon?
Precious summertime memories for some of us are when we remember hanging out at grandma’s in town and listening to her stories while falling asleep on the couch. Maybe your grandma allowed you to watch MTV or anything else you wanted at her house and have whatever you wanted from the grocery store.
Were you one of those kids who would get up early to pick corn in the fields with your cousins, siblings, parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents on the family farm. You may have gotten up very early to beat the sun into the fields and would have it done before noon with everyone working together to shuck the corn, boil and can it for the winter. When family is all around it makes it fun and the day goes by fast.
Summer is here. Indulge yourself with some mind, body and soul therapeutic moments and allow yourself some leisurely time to read, walk on the beach. Relax with friends and family and create some cherished memories.
© 2011 Nancy Hovde. Read more Inspiration in my Uber Empowerment Booksi.