Summer has traditionally meant it’s time to play and relax. So ask yourself, “Have I fulfilled all the requirements of summer? Did I swim, hike, listen to an outdoor concert, go on a picnic, sleep under the stars, watch fireworks, or just be lazy?” If not, get busy and unwind. There is still time!
So often we let life fly by, always making excuses that there is not enough time or money for the things we love to do. Life is what we make it; we give it value and decide what activity is going to capture our attention. As for money, the best things in life really are free. Moments we spend with the ones we care about cannot have a price placed upon them yet we try to pad the experience with expensive amusements.
This weekend, decide to have quality time with the most important person in your life: YOU. Do something that brings you joy, something you can do all by yourself. Many times, we do what others want us to do and we enjoy it because we are with the ones we love. But this time, do something that is just for you, even if it is sitting in the yard and allowing stray thoughts to float through your mind. Don’t worry about dinner. Don’t think about the wash. All that can wait. Now is the time for you. Give yourself the precious, priceless gift of being with and enjoying your own company. Do it now. Summer’s almost gone.