“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

Remember those long, lazy days of Summer when you didn’t have anything to do? You were faced with endless hours of games, boredom that made your creative, and a slow and easy pace. It is important to find times like these as adults. They renew, rejuvenate, and enliven your whole life.

Being is the other side of doing. Being means you are simply enjoying and savoring the present moment, without the need to accomplish anything.  This doesn’t necessarily mean you are inactive. It just means your activity has no purpose or goal. Find a few ways you can simply be – with yourself, with a few friends or family, with Nature, with Spirit – and enjoy a few hazy, lazy days of summer!

Reflection: What is your favorite way to simply be? How can you have more time to be?

Affirmation: I experience the joy of being. I simply am present and allow myself to enjoy whatever is.