WELL …summer is here! HOT, SWEATY S.U.M.M.E.R…It’s good for picnics, swimming, family gatherings, cookouts and all manner of fun. It’s not my favorite season, but I do enjoy the pool with the kids and grandkids.
Much has changed since the last time I wrote to you. I declared that…
This year is going to be great no matter what.
It has and is very different from any other year so far. A time of change and growth, a time of joy and sadness, a time of learning and relearning again. Most of all, summer means that things bloom and grow and my world and yours are colored with the brightness of new life and hope. During the summer, anything is possible. We are alive! We LIVE!
Life can be stressful.
Our family times are crucial for our quality of life.
Some of the things that I do to relieve the stresses of life are playing dress up with the grandkids, taking them to the Carnaval, tinkering in the garden, grilling out or just having a fun day out in the sun.
As the summer begins again, I encourage each of you to choose to make your weekend, nights or days off or just a few minutes in the morning, your time to live, love and laugh no matter what you are going through or facing.
Here’s a Passionista Point
NO MATTER HOW YOU SEE THESE GLASSES:
- HALF FULL
- HALF EMPTY
- SOMETHING ELSE THAT NEEDS TO BE WASHED
- CONTAINERS TO CARRY WATER IN
- TWO SOMETHINGS FOR YOU TO DRINK.
The way you see the glasses is who and what you are at this very moment in time. It can change to any of the examples I’ve given or one of your choosing. It’s part of the life process we allllllll go through. How you see the glass is neither right or wrong but a reflection of WHERE you are in your life’s journey…RELAX~~ enjoy the ride, Hon Bun!
Weeping can endure for a night but thank GOD, joy comes in the morning. Each day is new and precious! Revel in it. Savor each second like it is your last! Pause before you correct the toddler for throwing a shoe at the cats. Remember that the teenager in front of you is just as scared as you are about their future. It’s okay that they want pink, blue or green hair. Remember your personal style when you were fifteen. Yes, your boss takes most of the credit for your hard work, but most people know that if it weren’t for you, nothing would ever get done in your department. Yes, your mate has left the clothes in the bathroom once again. They expect you to be the clean freak that you are and pick them up.
Celebrate the fact that you have that toddler, the shoes, and the freakin cats. Some of us don’t have kids, shoes or even feet! (I LOVE MY CATS TOO)
Celebrate that teenager with the purple hair! Some of us have lost our teenagers to drugs, gangs and other tragedies!
Celebrate your jack wagon boss! At least you have a job and a paycheck in these trying times.
Celebrate your mate! Some of us are lonely, with no one to turn to and wonder what is the point of this oppressive emptiness.
Let’s celebrate this time in the light.
With ALL that comes with it