American consumerism. Always pushing towards the next “shopping opportunity,” the next holiday, the next event. How about stopping to enjoy today? How about savoring summer break instead of feverishly planning for the fall?
Just this weekend I finally inventoried the shelves, browsed my curriculum catalogs, and made my list for Emma’s upcoming eighth grade year. There’s plenty of time. No need to feel stressed. It’s not as if I have to wait six to eight weeks for a package to arrive.
In the grocery store yesterday, I saw a large back to school display full of pens and pencils. What? On July 2? How about we enjoy summer before we start thinking about school quite yet. I rolled right past the bargains on paper and glue and bought hot dogs. I am enjoying my summer break.
My posting for July will be greatly abbreviated as I savor summer. I hope you enjoy your break too! See you this fall.
gorgeous watermelon photo credit