“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability” ~Sam Keen
Here you are again August. July came and went in a whirlwind as you will too.
Summer, my favorite time of year; I try holding on, but this delightful season escapes my grasp and flies away.
How can I grab moments of summer sweetness, and “respectable” laziness, in the midst of busyness and regular life-ness?
I suppose the answer to my question is in my question: I must grab pieces of summer intentionally. I am a do-er, yet my heart wants permission to slow down and be lazy. Because my self-esteem feeds on productivity (God is working on this), I must give myself license to just “be”.
Therefore, August, I resolve to enjoy this last part of summer by eating lots of ice cream with my kids, heading to the beach, and allowing house messes, stay messes -instead of neurotic cleaning. I will sit outside and savor the night sky. I will read a few novels. I will thank the Lord for this fleeting season and breath deeply in its splendor.
How does this plan sound August? Are you in?
I am “in”. I just might leave the bed un-made or my coffee cup in the sink. But, only in August!! I am working on gaining respectability in messy-ness.
Kristin Saatzer says
ha ha! You have no messy-ness!