|Happy 4th of July|
The past three weeks have been wonderful. I love summer. No rushing around, no timetable, no living one-day at a time. Last night when I was reading I finally realized why I love summer so much, the feeling is serenity.
You know this prayer:
God give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed;
Courage to change the things that should be changed;
And the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
I am constantly mentally running a marathon during the school year. I rarely have time to sit and think anything through. I wake up in the middle of the night frantic to write something down so I won’t forget the next morning.
This is the first summer I am taking “off”, that means no tutoring, no summer classes; My children have jobs of their own so I just have time to do what I want to do.
I am supposed to be bike riding but since I fell the other day I cannot even ride my bike. More time for me to think and read, for the first time in many years I can do one project at a time and complete it. I can create a list of things to do and actually do them. I am accomplishing all that I set out to do and I feel happy and satisfied. Each hour of the day is peaceful and thoughtful and I am experiencing serenity.
I even baked cookies for the 4th of July, this is something I haven’t done is years.