This longing, too large for Heaven and Earth, fits easily in my heart.
I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
— Pablo Neruda
For three weeks the earth would paint herself in every color, burst every bud, unfurl each rioting petal. Then, the wild flush of her excitement spent, she would settle herself down to the steady work of summer.
— Madeline Miller
Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.
— Pema Chodron
People grow when they are loved. If you want to help others heal, love them without an agenda.
They are rare and few, but the occasional
day off is something you simply have to take advantage of. With this said,
there are a number of ways you can enjoy those days, whether alone, with
friends, or with family. These are a few ways to make the most out of those
days you don't have to go into the office for work.
Spend a day having a picnic with the family. Plan a hiking trip or mini getaway
retreat in the backyard. Go to the beach and grill and make s'mores with the
kids. Being outside rejuvenates you, and allows you to really soak up the great
weather, namely now that summer has arrived. If you would like some more
information on picnic baskets and destinations then take a look at lovepicnics.co.uk.
Have a "You Day"
Do you love getting a manicure and pedicure? Need a massage? Love the spa? Or,
are you an avid athlete who loves working out? Make sure you find things you
love, and take the time to make that day for you. Not only can you unwind doing
a few of these things, you can also take the much needed rest and relaxation
away from the stress, grind, and take time for yourself, since you are always
putting everyone else ahead of you.
Even if it is a short trip up the coast, getaway for a few days (or day). Go to
a fun summer destination in your local area. Find places you have always wanted
to visit, and take the day to go there. It is not only freeing and liberating,
it allows you to get away from the monotonous day in day out grind you have
gotten used to as well.
A day off may be a rare occasion for most. With this said, these are some of
the things you can do to make the most of that day (or days) if you can take
I'm Jordan: a student, writer (Mode), poetess & twenty-something Virgo from New England, now exploring the heart of Michigan. This blog is an expression of my love for beauty, style, art, and all things bohemian or topped with a bow. I adore cactus gardens, fairy tales, thrifting, traveling, iced coffee with honey, YouTube, & Nintendo ♡