"Love how the light hits your life." Danielle LaPorte
For those of us who barely made it through the Winter, we did it, we made it to Summer Solstice! It is Saturday and I got up and out for a two mile walk. I keep forgetting to take my cash as I pass a farmers market on Saturday walks. It doesn't matter that I am walking to keep my energy high and to lose some of this weight, I would bee line straight for the fresh bread stand.
In Colorado, we still have not made it to summer. It is cold and overcast and dreary. When we get an hour of sunshine, I dart out to sit in a chair to try to soak some of that goodness into my soul.
We had a couple of hours of sun light the other day and I sat watching the sun bounce off the crystals I have in the window ledges. Citrine, Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Quartz Crystal are lined up with other rocks I collect on walks and hikes.
All of the things that I could not drag myself out of bed to do this winter will suddenly seem possible and easy. Even something as simple as shaving my legs. I want to wear shorts because it will get hot and I will shave my legs every couple of days. During the winter I may have shaved once a month. I truly could have cut my leg hair and donated it to a charity. I just couldn't manage it.
I understand that summer can bring on mania for some of us, and I certainly don't want that, but I would like to spend a couple of months in that place that is neither up nor down, but just slightly higher than baseline. I want to enjoy some energy and desire.
As the sun finds it's way to Colorado, I will start to notice how much better my mood gets. I will have more energy. I will want to sit outside on my porch and watch my neighbors evening walks. I will sit in the backyard and soak up sun, even though I will never tan. I will however cherish every moment of warmth on my skin.