Having you here …but there,
Makes my smile …like clouds,
Afraid to come out.
Don’t be, I feel weird all the time.
When I come I want you to shine like the sun you are.
You pour positivity and smiles into me.
If you’re afraid to radiate we’ll both suffer.
(Writings to my beautiful college teen)
To thine own self be true
Appearance is a concept that leads to perception. We envision, perceive, admire what we see in outward appearances, and cast them all as true.
Looking, believing that all things are true. That all things are for real. That things are always what they appear to be.
Love, hate, success, failure, laughs, cries, happiness, sadness, beauty, life, stillness, peace, turmoil.
Things aren’t always what they appear to be. Look deep inside yourself. Uncover the truth. All that glitters is not gold…But to thine own-self be true.
The vibes; the rythms; the mystic music enthuse our frame of mind and instigate thoughts that Quiets our souls in distant love. Island… creates the feeling of contentment that all is well. No matter how busy life gets, an island waits in the distance to soothe our longings.
Why not plan a getaway to any of the caribbean islands – Jamaica, Trinidad, Bahamas, Cayman, and more. Listen…can you not hear it? They are a Calling with promises of lazy days basking in the sun, sea and sand.
Business, career, family, life and the facets that engulf our daily experiences. Clouds like scales cover our eyes that we fail to see the Vision of a future so dear. A future that’s past reminiscing what has been…, blocks the possibilities of what can be.
Open wide our eyes. See the possibilities. Reach higher. Believe. We will Achieve.
Water…a necessity for life. For living. We can’t do without it.
Surprisingly, I came across a site that captures only raindrops. It caught my attention as I love the different forms water comes in. It may be the river, the sea, the tap, waterfall, canal, stream; it may even appear through bursts of lightening and thunder!
Water though essential to living can also be extremely dangerous. It gives life and it can take it. Should we be afraid? No, not at all. As with many things in life it’s our approach that counts. Either we care for it, plan for it, or neglect it as in hurricane warnings and suffer the consequences.
Today, may we bask in the comfort and delights of magical streams. Let’s dream. Let’s quiet our hearts with distant love.
Lazy days. Basking in the sun, the sea, and the sand. Trailed by long quiet starry nights. When you think of summer, what do you think of? Strange question but sometimes some things come so naturally that we don’t give it much thought. But curiosity sparked I searched google for definitions. Here’s what I found which may be useful for Floridians and Caribbean Globe trotters who celebrate summer all year round.
Summer is the warmest season of the year and runs from June to August in the northern Hemisphere …(duh).
Summer is a time to embrace personal delights. Essentially do special things that inspire relaxation and enjoyment. This may include things like getting better at something. Taking on a passion (learn a new language, sport, pastime). Or simply just being. Kids look forward to tons of fun! Not to mention changing schools …to them a sign of growing up (smile). High school Grads activate college acceptance, and make preps for their new campus living (much to the despair of new empty nesters).
But let’s face it, Summer is a time to chill. Here are some fun stuff that you can do this summer (extracted from real simple).
See a movie at the drive in
Walk on the boardwalk
Play tag or a childhood game
Win a prize at the fair
Build a sandcastle at the beach
EAT and DRINK
Eat a whole lobster with your hands
Roast marshmallows over fire and make s’mores
Make lemonade from scratch
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Swim in a lake
Rent a bike
Go for a hike
Go kayaking or canoeing
Collect seashells at the beach
Take a last-minute road trip
See a summer blockbuster
Walk barefoot in the grass
Get caught in a summer rainstorm
Sleep with the windows open
So go ahead! Explore! Have a popsicle and Make some new Memories this summer!
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
— Astronomer Carl Sagan
Dreams do come through but only if we try. Only if we act. Only if we stay positive, have faith and walk in confidence knowing that something incredible is about to happen! That’s what this quote softly encourages.