This month, the invitation is to consider what is ripening or blooming in you.
To start, imagine if you did not slow down to take in the beauty that summer brings. You might miss the brilliant flowers opening up to their full glory. Or, maybe you would not take advantage of the fruits and vegetables freshly available to us.
Now, imagine missing out on the abundance that exists within you.
Part of my summer childhood memories in North Carolina were the appearance of fireflies. Are you familiar with them?
Summer was here when the fireflies arrived and my heart would flutter as I saw their blinking lights against the night sky. I was surprised and a bit saddened when my cousins came from California and shared that fireflies did not exist on the West Coast, at least where they lived. This made the fireflies’ presence even more special for me; something that “lights me up” even to this day.