Lingering in Summer

This week I dived into summer.

It was one of the first hot Ontario days and it was dripping with humidity. When my son suggested that we go to our favourite swimming hole, without hesitation, I stopped what I was doing, changed into my swimsuit, grabbed my bottle of water and my towel and jumped into the car with him in the drivers seat.

My spontaneity, the heat, the drive along the country road and our unbridled 1-2-3 dive into the water were all indications that summer had arrived (in the air and within me!).

The water was so refreshing, being in the natural environment so soothing. I felt the knots of tension that I had been carrying release as I floated on my back and took in the view of the wide blue sky.

Do you love summer? I do! It lasts such a short time here in Ontario and yet its memory is nourishing for months afterwards.

Last year I created a practice called “This is Summer!” to help you take in the special moments as they arise throughout the summer. This simple practice is effortless and abundantly satisfying.

This is the practice. Any time you feel a special moment, pause and say out loud, “This is Summer!”. When you are taking in the aroma of a rose, drinking some fresh squeezed lemonade, or dipping your toes into a stream, pause and say “This is Summer!”.

Using this practice will make certain you are nourished by the pleasurable moments of summer.

Take a look at the 3 minute video I made for you last year about the practice of “This is Summer!”.

Enjoy the moments!

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