Big weekend ahead.
I wish all you fathers and like-fathers a very special Father’s Day this Sunday. May you enjoy a day filled with love, happiness, and all your favorite foods.
Saturday, June 20th, 4:43pm central time, marks the 2020 Summer Solstice. It is the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt toward the Sun, resulting in the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year.
The summer solstice celebrates the return of the light of the sun and that same light that shines within all of humanity. Traditionally, people also celebrated renewal, life, the potential for a good harvest, inner and outer abundance, and ascension.
It is the perfect time to release any old, dark energy and focus on BEING the light.
Summer nights spark my memories of catching lightening bugs as a kid and putting then in a jar. We’d punch holes in the lid so they could breathe, and they’d twinkle in my room as I fell asleep.
I’m still fascinated by those little creatures. Rest easy, I no longer capture them.
Here are some ways you could celebrate the beginning of summer:
- Plant a small herb or flower garden
- Go to the beach
- Build a bonfire and make S’mores
- Do yoga and include some sun salutations
- Enjoy being outdoors and do nothing at all
- Review and renew goals then set intentions to build upon
- Begin something new
- Reread a favorite book
- Include the Salmon Dill Niçoise Salad in your special feast
- Be happy and grateful
- Hang out with your favorite people and enjoy much laughter
In many ways, June 20th can take on the feel of a New Year.
Let us dare to live this uncertain life with gusto.
May you be abundantly blessed,
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” —John Lubbock