I was born in the "Land Downunder" - yes, that sun soaked land of endless summers and extremely mild winters. My memories of Australian summers as a kid are filled with baking hot asphalt, "bombing" in the pool, and fresh, salty, hot chips under the carport. Life was so filled with enthusiasm and verve.
These past few days, in the hot, summery heat of northern England, I have been reminded of those childhood summers - the eternal optimism and "living in the moment." Perhaps we can learn from those heady child days, take that excitement, wonder, and contentment and apply it to our everyday life.
How do I intend to apply these lessons to my life? I am trying more to live in the moment, to take today and live it with contentment and joy. Realise that the moment is what it is, and whether it's "bombing" in the pool, relaxing at the park, writing a blog post, or talking to a large group of people about setting goals, it is a moment to be enjoyed and celebrated. Think positive, enjoy the summer sun, and draw energy from your good time memories - and then share, love, and care this moment with those around you (or yourself). Life can be very good peeps, very good indeed.