First day of summer break!

Wow! Another school year flew by and the first day of summer break is here again! It’s such a luxurious feeling. I always tell myself, “Self, you don’t have to get up if you don’t want to! It’s summer break!” But then I get up anyway because the possibilities of all I could do this day are limitless and fun and rewarding!

I could make a huge list of things to do, places to go, people to see. But today I sent my Mom and Dad some cards for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day combined because I’m terrible to remember them on the actual day. I also am reading a great book called “Falling Upwards” by Richard Rohr. It talks about there being a first half of life and a second half. It rings so true. We settle into occupation and family and then something radical happens. It all gets turned upside down. The full house becomes empty with an appealing quiet and peaceful lack of hubbub. The conversations are distant from the past or are realized as those with yourself deciding audibly about breakfast cereal or protein shake. The day has come when you hear your angels gracefully suggesting there is more to our walk here in the physical. Spiritual joy will come from continuing the journey through the failures and setbacks. Is our life half empty or half full?

First day of summer break has brought with it the opportunity to create or just rest. Or, I will most likely do both many times over throughout the day. It will be a great blessing to allow the silence to offer its energy. “The lazy days of summer” are what my mom called it while growing up. Lazy not in the aspect of there being nothing to do, but rather the option to go a different pace with grace and ease. Until the Angels become more insistent upon my participation in social matters, I will enjoy the writing and the reading and the hum of the fan in my …”First day of summer break.”

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