It's unofficially official: Midsummer weekend, (June 21) marks the beginning of Summer in Sweden. With that in mind, it always gives me pause when we arrive in the US to visit my family, just one week after this Swedish holiday, to hear many people say on the 4th of July: "Summer's half over." This has me thinking; how is Summer marked near you? Do you have holidays that mark the passage of time where you live? Rituals? Event? I would love to hear what summer means and brings near you.
|Although we're not splashing in the water yet, we did pull out my beach sarongs and beach buckets this past weekend. I can't wait for days like this ahead!|
Yes, summer celebrations, activities and family time are a measure of summer, but, I know that I will measure my success this year, by often and freely I respond to the family with these three sentences:
Ok. Let's do that.
Ok. I'll go with you.
Ok. I'll look, right now.
Wishing you the ease to easy times together, too. What about you? What's important to you this Summer?