Sunny Side Up

Cleveland Metroparks Summer Solstice

Pretend I wrote this post yesterday – I had my dates mixed-up!

Today is the first day of summer, also known as the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year (and the shortest night), giving each of us an extra long day to celebrate and savor each and every wonderful thing in our lives. [Dig deep if you have to, but don’t miss the chance – folks have been celebrating this day for thousands of years. (Or, the day after like me this year :-)]

I was trying to talk myself out of my walk this morning, but then decided it wasn’t everyday that I get to celebrate the simple act of the sun rising with folks all over the world. I hope you find a way today to try something new, do something you have been putting-off, or do something special for yourself or someone you care about – you’ll have a little extra time! (Yes, yes, I now know it is the day after the day I am talking about, but it is still the second longest day of the year – so go for it!)

And, then, remember to pause along the way to notice the sun, watch it shine, feel its warmth and be glad it is there!

P.S. Just got back from my walk – it was hard getting out the door, but worth every moment of watching the sun rise above the Calossahatchee River in Cape Coral, Florida. The air was fresh, the view was beautiful, the sound of the water was soothing and the walk was energizing. Hope your second longest day of the year is off to a great start, too!

2 Responses to “Sunny Side Up”

  1. Joan Willou Says:

    Thanks Pat for reminding me of what a beautiful place we live in and how good it is to be alive!

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