What does summer mean to you? As the days get longer and warmer, our Kintsugi editor reflects on how to truly embrace the feeling and opportunities of summer in all areas of our lives
As the warm rays of the summer sun shine down upon us, we are reminded of the joy and beauty that this season brings. It is a time to immerse ourselves in new adventures, connect with loved ones and fill our hearts with positivity and gratitude.
There is nothing quite like the sound of waves crashing on the shore, the feel of a soft summer breeze on our skin, or the awe-inspiring sight of a vibrant sunset. As we embrace the beauty of the present moment, we are able to cultivate a sense of peace and contentment within ourselves – one that radiates outwards and positively affects those around us.
Recently I have been inspired by incredibly powerful books, including Bruce H. Lipton’s The Honeymoon Effect and Michael J. Gelb’s How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. Reading reminded me of the importance of creating a life filled with love, gratitude and joy. By embracing our curious and creative sides, we unlock new ways of thinking and approach the world with a renewed zest for life.
Summer is about stepping out of our comfort zones, and saying ‘yes’ to new experiences and opportunities that allow us to tap into the vibrancy of life.
Whether it’s dancing beneath the stars, connecting with the sunrise or meditating to find inner peace, we have the choice to embrace every moment with open hearts and a curious spirit.
As we come together to share delicious meals and memories with loved ones, we must remember to savour every moment and truly connect on a deep, meaningful level. In these moments, we are reminded that life is about experiences and connections, rather than material possessions or digital interactions.
At the end of each day, reflect on all the moments of joy and connection that you have experienced and allow yourself to feel truly grateful. We are all blessed to be alive, surrounded by beauty and love, and are committed to sharing this joy and kindness with others.
So, as we celebrate summer in the state of the heart, let us embrace positivity, love and joy – both within ourselves and with those around us. May we all have a wonderful summer, filled with meaningful experiences and connections, and be inspired to live each day to the fullest.