"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer" - Albert Camus

Friday, July 19, 2013

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Lovely July... with the evocative murmur of honey bees on the wing and the smell of sun tan cream."  - Cynthia Wickham
Sultry, steaming, sweltering. July. Slow down. Or stop. It's time to shed ambition and expectation, along with commutes, clothing, cellular phones, calendars. Now our wants seem to diminish/ Is it because our needs are met? A shady nook, a cold drink, a cool breeze - whether indoors or out. A respite from the rigors of the day. Time off for good behavior. Summer is not so much a season as a melody, that tune of contentment we hum as the days begin to beautifully blur. The pursuit of happiness becomes our personal priority this month, as the sweet strains of the fourth Simple Abundance principle - Harmony - start to be heard in our hearts.
July 19th
"It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion." - Rebecca West

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