Well, I wrote a bit about taking
time to smell the roses here.
It made me think about
ways to embrace the spirit of summer
and without getting sunburned.
I have compiled a (by no means exhaustive) list
of summer ideas for inside and outside joy.
As I look outside, it is raining again so let’s
Activities that you can do indoors but more
importantly will add to your insides…hidden
Read on and I think you will get my drift.
Let’s start by grabbing a book…
Grab a couple of friends and start a book club.
Switch up your book genres.
Pick a letter of the alphabet…go to that section in the library,
grab 2-3 books by authors whose last names begin with that letter.
You might find a treasure.
Throw a book exchange party.
Email a few friends and do a short Bible study.
Do you tend to forget Amos’ neighbors are Joel
and Obadiah…why not memorize the books of the
Bible as a family?
Read a biography.
Easy way to stay connected. I. love. this.
Place post-it notes of thanksgiving upon
an empty wall or bulletin board.
Witness your hearts enlarge.
Keep a journal of your summer reflections.
Start a blog.
Photograph your summer.
Turn it into a book here.
Spread a puzzle on a table and
create hours of family cohesion.
Game night anyone?
The Olympics maybe in London
but you can create your own Olympics events…
croquet, biking, tennis, cannonballs,
frisbee throwing, hula hooping, watermelon
What would you add?
Dish washing? Maybe not.
I hope this list started you thinking about
what you want to add to your summer and what
things need to be thinned out.
A friend gave me some of her harvested sunflower seeds.
I got a bit of a late start planting them.
My friend reminded me to not forget to thin the seedlings.
She said that although it is always painful to pull out all those
sprouts, it’s worth it because the sunflowers will grow taller and
What will you plant into your summer?
What needs to be thinned out?
You don’t have to do everything…just pick a few things
you would like to build into your summer.
And by all means, don’t forget to take a nap once in awhile!
Next week…we will move outside!