I’m getting ready for a lazy, luxurious week at a cabin with my family, so my thoughts are only dipping into the shallow end of the pool these days. No profound insights, no soapboxes – just easy, sweet gratitude for all that is good in the world.
Here’s are a few of the things I’m savouring this summer, and a few that I’m hoping to savour next week:
- Bike rides. Oh how I love them and how sad I am that I blew a tire and couldn’t ride today.
- Lazy afternoons on the front lawn with a book and a glass of iced tea (or wine, if I’m in the mood)
- The world’s best pizza cooked outdoors on a wood-fired brick oven
- Easy conversations on my brother’s verandah
- Paddling a canoe through some of Canada’s many beautiful lakes
- Connecting with incredible, adventurous women around a campfire in the stillness of the wilderness
- Beach afternoons with my daughters
- Inspiring, energizing, easy conversations with some new and beautiful friends (you know who you are)
- Brave and honest and hopeful email exchanges with other friends (I’m talkin’ about you and you)
- The promise of EVEN MORE conversations and connections with people who inspire me (you could be next!)
- The excited energy I get when I think of what will be blossoming for me in the near future
- A lunch date with a dear friend and mentor
- Wandering through a lazy beach town with my beloved on our anniversary
- Thai food and wine with some of the beautiful (and local) women I met at ALIA
- Watching my daughters play soccer and making deeper connections with some of the other soccer parents
- An upcoming walk on the beach with a cousin who’s become a friend
- Folk Festival (of course!)
- Tonight’s yoga and dinner night on a patio overlooking the river with a great bunch of women
- Chillin’ in the lazy river at Valley Fair with my girls
As I look over the list (and this is only a partial list of all the goodness in my life), I realize that most of the things I’m savouring are the connections I’ve made with people in my life. I am so blessed to be the recipient of such great love and friendship.
What are YOU savouring? (And, yes, that IS the way we spell savour in Canada!)