Circling Towards Solstice

Northern Hemisphere

Early May. There are more hours of sunlight now. The days are growing longer.

009What did you get done for yourself today?

The sun is circling towards the summer solstice. The longest daylight day of the year 2014 will be Wednesday, June 21. In the northern latitudes there will be as much as 14 to 15 hours of daylight. How are you going to spend those extra hours? Mowing the lawn, summer softball games and riverside picnics, tending the soil, smelling  the flowers, yoga in the park? Time for last winters dreams and goals and plans? What of those plans?

The days are getting longer. Now, early May is the time to make a plan how you will spend those extra summer hours.  Not for just more work, the same treadmill, the same old routine, the stress, the hectic schedule, the frantic overloaded daily grind.

Make some time for you, separate from the workday shuffle.

The sun is setting.

What did you get done for yourself today?

Peace, Dohn

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6 Responses to Circling Towards Solstice

  1. McEff says:

    You’ve given me an idea for June 21st, Dohn. It’s just a spark of an idea at the moment, but if it doesn’t come off I will make sure I put that extra daylight to use in some form or other.
    All the best, Alen

  2. pendantry says:

    What did you get done for yourself today?
    I suspect that this is what causes me so much internal distress.

    I know I should think about what I can do for myself, but my inability to make any progress on the greater problem of what I can do to wake folk up to the various crises towards which we’re blindly heading — assuming that there is still time to change direction — make any thought of doing stuff just for me time poorly spent. (I do recognise the inherent madness in that thought process: my feeble whitterings are drops in an almost boundless ocean. Nevertheless, an ocean is made up of many droplets…)

    • “Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world, it is the only thing that ever has” Margret Mead. Battling giants is never easy but here and there I see small steps of progress. Follow your passion, for that is yours.
      Thanks for the thoughts amigo and all you do, Dohn

  3. Sounds fine to me Cathy, mighty fine.

  4. Cathy says:

    I should really like to spend those extra daylight hours in the garden doing… nothing! I love walking around the garden at night, especially if there are fireflies and bats to watch. Oh, and an extra hour or two is useful for strawberry season, to make jam! Have a lovely month of May Dohn!

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