I love the simplification that summer brings.
We cast off the layers of clothing we needed to keep warm. Our wardrobe decisions narrow, sometimes eliminating a choice of shoes. There are brighter colors in our choices.
Water becomes a source of instant entertainment. Whether it is a pool, a garden hose, a squirt gun, a lake or an ocean, just add people and enjoy.
I can make a couple pots of flowers and a bird feeder my paradise. Staying engaged outside, every hour is a wonder.
Through it all, I discover God. I re-connect with the divine energy throbbing in life everywhere. The divine energy is not absent in winter, it just seems quieter, requiring a bit more effort to immerse myself in.
Let summer simplify your life. Take off some layers of stress and anxiety and abandon yourself to God's good, everywhere present.