Thursday, June 30, 2011

Reflections for a Summer Day

Since I am having a day off in the Sun with my family at the pool, I thought I post this in light of the previous downer post. Something positive for a Summer day:

Reflections for summertime

Summer is a great season to take that well deserved 'time-off'. Without intention and planning, even the relatively slower summer schedule will fill up with a variety of commitments, meetings, study groups, and worship services. Before we know it, our calendars can be overflowing and the idea of any kind of significant time off seems unrealistic.

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time."~John Lubbock

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." ~James Dent

"Sabbath God, in this season of long days and long daylight, we are grateful to be alive. Give us the wisdom to pause from our hectic routines and enjoy the simple things of this time of year. Let us live easily for a time, putting away watches and looking away from clocks, ignoring all the things that need to be moved, fixed or cleaned. Let us lose ourselves in the bounty of the earth you created. May this be a time of rest, refreshment and renewal. May we be calm enough and quiet enough to perceive your presence. Let us not fill all our time with endless activity."
~Based on a prayer composed by Ted Loder in his book, My Heart in My Mouth

Summer reflections provided by The Rev. Sharon L. Vandegrift, M.Div, PCC
Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Endorsed Life Coach, United Methodist Church

from United Methodist Endorsing Agency
Hey add your thoughts for a Summer day.
Maybe I'll have a few while at the pool or maybe not....

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