Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year with the most sunlight. It’s official, it’s summer and time to go slow, absorb the fire in the sun, immerse ourselves in the summer green and blue colors of summer, and eat tons of fresh off the vine tomatoes, squash, beans and other delicious fruits and vegetables. Worry and fear are at epidemic proportions in our world this summer. You are your thoughts and your life is what you focus on. Focus on the gifts and blessings of summer. Your children and family will always remember your summers. I remember these lazy summer days with my girls when they were young. We had our daily ritual of walking to the cold creek for our daily swim and playing board games like Monopoly and Scrabble into the night. I intentionally slowed life down in the summer. Life is short and we are creating memories every second of our lives with the choices we make. It summer, choose slow and intentional.

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