I write when I can get a word in edgewise
"I have enough light to keep going." I'm going to hold onto this line today. I always start the summer with so many intentions. Family comes first. I'm glad your family visits were nurturing to your soul.
Linda, this post is a beautiful response to what nurtures your soul this summer. Sometimes our bucket list is overloaded with "things" not spiritual side of life. Your "however, but, yet" statement puts an emphasis on what is essential-Family! This summer will remain as a memorable one for you after a difficult school year. Your batteries are charged so fill your soul with the sweet sounds and images of what meant so much to you. Your flower graphic and last lines offer such a joyous poetic flair to your post. May the summer light continue to nurture your soul as you enter a new school year. Perhaps, we will be able to catch up in September. Thank for adding your Bloom where you are planted inspirational image to my padlet.
Linda: Thank you for your thoughts today and for the beautiful image. I'm so glad your batteries are recharged! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Yay for rest and relaxation! Hope this school year is better!
Linda, you are singing my song with this post. After the incredibly challenging, extraordinarily exhausting school year, my spirit, too, has been renewed by spending time with family. Not sure my battery is fully recharged yet but that sunflower is a singular shot of hope and courage in itself - and I've long loved the phrase "Bloom where you're planted". Thank you for this brightness today!
Your summer is what my NEXT summer will be--no work-related classes or tasks beyond reading some kidlit. I made the mistake of signing up for ten sessions of PD (some were only an hour long, but still...) on top of finishing Reading Academy...and poof, there went my summer. I am so glad you got to recharge and be that beacon of light in your library again!
Oh, Linda, this is beautiful. You share so much in your list of things that didn't get done, juxtaposed by the special storytelling family times. So beautiful. Yes, I can see that your batteries are charged and your light is shining. Peace to you this new school year, and may it be better than the last one.
So glad your summer was nurturing and soul-filling. May this light and your memories accompany you into a new school year. I love that you're remembering who you are, what you love, and your mission and that your batteries are recharged.
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