My six and eight year-old boys broke up from school last Friday for nearly seven weeks. Wow, what an opportunity for fun, laughter and the making of memories....???!!!!
Or, there is also the possibility of it being arduous, hard work and sacrificial on my part... Bummer!
So, REALLY BIG difference there in how I could perceive this precious time...
The truth is, that leading up to this big event of a SUMMER HOLIDAY, 'seems' to have a lot of pressure and possible burden weaved into it. I have put 'seems' in quotes because this is potentially an illusion. My husband, myself and my children can make this summer anything we want it to be, just by our thoughts and actions. We set the vibe of it... Yes?
It's all perceived! It's all relative.... to what we make of it.
So, Sweethearts where am I now on this 'summer' thing?
Well, I have decided to cherish, soak up all there is to be had this summer with my children and husband. Yes, I have constraints - we all do. I have to fit my work in when I can (most likely late nights, snippets here and there). So, there are meals to prepare, the house to keep (fairly) clean, errands to fulfill. A husband to still help with tasks throughout the day due to a severely broken leg. A house now up for sale - so all the 'joys' that can bring.... And blah, blah, blah - so it goes on and on. This is the reality - a busy life that I can either make room for and welcome the messiness, unpredictability and chaos of family life or resent inwardly (or outwardly), moan and groan to anyone who will listen or simply jump in and get dirty!
You see, I won't get this time back again. So, I am making a conscious decision to just 'go with it' and be attentive to the miracles that show themselves this summer.
Like this morning, my oldest son asked his little brother if he knew where the Vikings had come from? Little brother said 'upstairs in my room'. This seemed a perfectly logical answer, since he has a Viking hand-puppet in his bedroom! Priceless!
Anyway, if you have suggestions for ways of making your summer with your 'little gems' priceless, let me know, I love to connect ya know...
Take care, keep safe - you and yours.
PS. Oh, I forgot to mention, please take a look at my newest painting - Serenity in a Teacup - mixed media original - (Prints available too).
Check out my website for more information on this exciting, soulful and wonderful tool for any issues in your life that need some loving attention in a constructive, safe and informal setting....
As always, any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. x