Last weekend, I was out and about in Bay Head, and noticed how happy everyone seemed to be. There is something magical about this season. I decided to blow off my long list of things to do Sunday and Monday and opted to take advantage of the beautiful weather. I took a bike ride and went to the beach. It really got me thinking as I could have stayed in my "productive" mode. I felt something calling me...maybe it goes back to childhood when we had carefree days and more play time.
I'm so glad I heard the call and responded. My bike ride was less about getting somewhere and more about taking it all in. My senses really come ALIVE in summer. This is what I realized when I un-plugged...
See Summer. Mother Nature is BURSTING all around us with electrifying color and beauty.
Smell Summer. Fresh cut grass, honeysuckle, lilac, ocean salt air, sunscreen, summer rain and of course BBQ's. Talk about sensory experience...natural aromatherapy!
Taste Summer. Watermelon, Jersey tomatoes, corn and all the yummy fruits and veggies. Don't forget those tropical blender smoothies and drinks. That's a regular treat after the beach every Sunday...Thanks to Roger! :)
Feel Summer. The warm sun on your body, the ocean mist, walking barefoot in the grass or on hot asphalt, barefoot in the sand & rubbing your body with sunscreen.
Hear Summer. It's great to have our windows open this time of year. Listen to the birds singing, children laughing and playing, ice cream truck bells, thunderstorms and lawn mowers. And if you're lucky to be near the beach...There is nothing like the ocean waves...guaranteed to have a positive effect on you!
Summer is about slowing down and having fun! It's time to schedule "More want to's and less have to's."
My prescription for summer is to get outside more, slow down and enjoy nature, play with your friends, go barefoot and last but not least...enjoy an ice cream cone every now and then!