Summer Promises

Many Saturday morning Dave and I would sit with coffee in hand and create / update our to do list for the day.  No matter how long the list was, Dave would always add some fun thing to the list:  Take a walk, catch a movie, order pizza, visit family.  Dave was so good at keeping us grounded and reminding me that it’s not always about how much we get done.


As I open the door to the summer of 2016 with school dismissal at noon today, I want to take my cues from Dave and remember to have some fun this summer.  I have loads of professional projects on the list but I also need to take the time to catch up on the things I don’t have time for during the school year.  So today I promise to…
  • Laugh with my children and new grandchildren
  • Enjoy more ice cream cones
  • Float on the lake
  • Read for pleasure daily
  • Stop, look and listen to the lake
  • Spend TIME with friends
  • Kayak in the early morning or sunset hours
  • Take more nature pictures
  • Write for fun

Wish me luck!

Today is Tuesday and I’m writing with the Two Writing Teachers and their wonderful writing community!



9 Replies to “Summer Promises”

  1. I love this list–I'm sitting at a friend's beach house right now, looking at the ocean, and preparing to write my own summer lists–an activity which I always enjoy. Your post reminds me to make sure to include not just “doing” things but also “being” things–not to mention the fun ones. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this list–I'm sitting at a friend's beach house right now, looking at the ocean, and preparing to write my own summer lists–an activity which I always enjoy. Your post reminds me to make sure to include not just “doing” things but also “being” things–not to mention the fun ones. Thanks for sharing!

  3. My post was about not being able to relax yet this summer! I needed to read your post today. Must add a fun item each day to my planning–as well as plenty of unscheduled time. 🙂

  4. Thank you for the reminder, Christine! I love to make lists, but I never ever put anything fun on that list. It may be just what I need to add a little spring to my step. ~Amy

  5. That sounds like an enjoyable and relaxing list. I am thinking about all the things I have to do this summer and sometimes wonder how I am going to fit it all in. I think I should make it a point to make sure I do things that help me be more mindful, like “stop, look, and listen to the lake.”

  6. That sounds like an enjoyable and relaxing list. I am thinking about all the things I have to do this summer and sometimes wonder how I am going to fit it all in. I think I should make it a point to make sure I do things that help me be more mindful, like “stop, look, and listen to the lake.”

  7. I love your list! I hope you enjoy all those moments. I'd throw in there, watch a few sunsets and stare at the moon at night. 🙂 Doing those two things always brings me peace. That way I start out the beginning of the day peaceful and end the day that way, too. 🙂

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