I have decided to start on a new journey, or I guess you could call it a motto or a goal, for the summer months that lay ahead of me. All too often I find myself looking around for something or someone to make me happy. I crave entertainment. I have become discontent when I have nothing to do or nowhere to go. I find myself anxious in my down time. I have also found that this type of behavior has trickled down to my kids who are constantly asking to play games on my phone or go somewhere to do something. Why can’t we simply find happiness in our everyday lives? Why does there always need to be something around us to entertain us?
I have decided that this summer is going to be all about living simple. I plan to fill our days with lemonade in the sun, days spent weeding in the gardens, afternoons spent building sand castles on the beach and evenings spent enjoying home cooked meals with friends out on the back terrace. Why must there be big elaborate vacations, daily schedules to keep us entertained or classes to keep the kids busy? No, this summer we will work on just being happy in our everyday lives.
And, for those of you who didn’t catch that in the last paragraph of me telling you that I am going to get rid of schedules, I in fact started to make a schedule of what we are going to do with our down time. Funny. This task may sound easy, but in fact, I think that it is going to be quite difficult for me. I guess we will see how it goes! Wish me luck!