Bummer Summer? From REFLECTIONS, Spring/Summer 2011

From Spring/Summer Reflections

Bummer Summer?

Summer has been viewed in our culture as a time of high expectations. It has been associated with time off from work, outdoor fun and getting together with family and friends for reunions and casual picnics.

What happens when the weather does not cooperate with this summer ideal? What if life continues to happen and the party is cancelled? Disappointments can contribute to a “bummer summer”.

Sometimes human expectations for fun fizzle due to unforeseen circumstances and life challenges. What then? What is plan B or C?

Yes, we cannot control outcomes. Summer weather and reveries from the past may have no bearing on current circumstances. Perspective and acceptance must come to the rescue.

Time to submit our thought patterns to reality. Time to readjust expectations. Time to look for beauty, joy, rest and surprises in new and unexpected ways.

What we find, who we see, what we do, how we react is all filtered through our own choice of attitude. Choose to experience special summer moments!

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