At last, it really feels and sounds and looks like summer outside now.
Great to see and hear kids outside playing and enjoying the summer sun. This lets them have fun and enjoy themselves which is what we want. It also gives them exercise, fresh air and so they sleep better. It also gives mum and dad a little respite during the school hols. For the kids too it helps them learn social skills and how to manage little fall outs and learn how to forgive and make amends. To learn new things, skills and talents, that others have and to JOIN IN with one another. It gets them out of the house and away from technology which IS great but with this sun, the urge is to get out and keep other stuff for winter.
Also, this is their one and only childhood and teenagehood and so I am all for letting them get their own way a bit such as later bed times because that suits me as I am not working and it suits their time clocks too. I believe in being flexible as a parent.
There is nothing like getting outside for some feel good sun and lying relaxing or taking a walk if you happen to be as fortunate as me living beside the sea and woods and parks it is bliss. But, I am an all weather walker because it keeps me fit, stores up strong bones, maintains a healthy weight,staves off many illnesses and helps ANY stressors. It also is an ideal opportunity for me to talk things through with the Lord and we have walked together many a long year and I have returned home happy again if I was blue or moody. Thank You God for Your Son and Your sun and for Your company no matter where we are. Wwalk and talk flexes our spiritual muscles too as we all need quiet time and time alone with You to re-balance and recover. Amen.
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion