"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." ~John Lubbock
The mental countdown started at 30. Now we are down to three. I've been planning. I've been anticipating. I've been waiting. And it is, finally, almost here.
Three days more until summer vacation.
No more homework
No more books
No more teachers'
Talk about gratitude! If I had to make a list right now, items one through five would be gratitude for that glorious spans of time in between school years. Quite honestly, I'm tired. I'm ready to dig my toes into the sand, to drink iced coffee in the afternoons, to lunch with friends or catch a matinee, to be STILL and embrace the silence. I am longing for leisure time.
I am renewed by summer. It is the season wherein I become a better friend, a better teacher, a better partner, a better me. It is necessary and it is precious. It is not idle and it is not, ever, ever, wasted.