I am welcoming July with a grin, besides being ready for the summer, it is also my birthday month. My heart was longing for the sea which knows all my secrets and can only bring serenity and joy to my soul. I can attest that the sounds of the waves, the smell of the sea, and the wind blowing my hair is indeed therapeutic.
July, it’s my time to enjoy simple pleasure such as a long barefoot walk on the beach which is all I need to relax and be happy after a busy week work. I also adore the warm sensation of the sand under my feet.
I know some of you cannot take the heat of this sunny month, but it can be pleasurable depending on where you are. Growing up in the Caribbean, I am used to summertime weather all year around. As a kid, July was that blissful time spent at my grandmother’s house in the countryside, eating fruits, running around, diving in the rivers, and being free and happy. Those memories will stay with me forever.
Another blessing of this month is not to wake up early to take my daughter to school. These extra 30 minutes to myself give me time to meditate deeply, to start the day in a more positive way, and be more thankful. Not having to rush in the morning makes such a difference and I am grateful for this.
I am ready to enjoy a month filled with simple and peaceful pleasures. I hope and wish you to take the time to pause and to be thankful for each second of my beautiful month.
Happy Summer, Happy July!