It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, July 05, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 5, Book 21

Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.  A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world. 

Adal Louise Huxtable

July 5TH -It’s Monday but it’s still the holiday weekend.

Sultry, steaming, sweltering… Slow down.  Or stop.  It’s time to shed ambition and expectation, along with commutes, clothing, cellular phones, calendars.  Now our wants seem to diminish.  Is it because our needs are met?  A shady nook, a cold drink, a cool breeze— whether indoors or out.  A respite from the rigors of the day.  Time off for good behavior.  Summer is not so much a season as a melody, that tune of contentment we hum as the days begin to beautifully blur.  The pursuit of happiness becomes our person priority this month, as the sweet strains of…Harmony start to be heard in our hearts.

Sarah Ban Brethnach

Summer is the time we all need to take some time off.  Whether it’s the holiday weekend or a vacation.  The heat calls for us to slow down and relax.  After working all year long we all deserve a break.

The body needs some rest now and then and so does the mind.  Relaxing for a while is a well deserved reward. 

I know not everyone gets a chance to take a 3 day weekend.  There are those that are working, but I’m retired and still taking advantage of the long weekend.  It’s hot here and there’s no need for me to rush about.  I’ve slowed down and am going to enjoy every moment.

It’s so wonderful to share these days with family and friends once again.  I got many hugs and smiles yesterday and today I’m going to do it all over again.

Have a restful and relaxing Monday !

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectabilty.

Sam Keen


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's time to slow down and relax.

Martha said...

I am so glad you are having an enjoyable time spent with family over the holiday weekend!

Mevely317 said...

Sarah Ban Breathnach really 'gets it', doesn't she? Love those olden blue chairs; I remember when they used to be positioned outside motor lodge guest rooms.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I am pleased you're having a good time.

jack69 said...

Yeah, Summer's days do slow me down some, but life is still good.
Enjoyed the visit as always.
Sherry & jack sending good thoughts your way.