Without harping on too much about how Summer is ending and everyone is turning to dust, we want to take the time encourage you to do one very special thing this morning and for the rest of this weekend.
Turn your computer off. Get off Instagram. Put down your phone.
This is a weekend for being present and enjoying mother nature, not for inspiring articles and charming websites. Look to your friends, family or this beautiful weather for inspiration this long weekend.
As this mild and lovely Summer comes to a close (not technically for another 3 weeks lets remember!), be where you are. No more, no less. We are going to try our best to do the same…
Wishing you all a beautiful Labor Day Weekend!
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean–
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
– Mary Oliver, The Summer Day