What a great thing to get to this part of the year! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and our children are passing through important, end-of-year milestones. And we, the women who are part of Mom’s Morning Retreat, are reaching our own special graduation point. Together, we’ve studied the various components of discovering joy for 8 months! That is an uncommon kind of benchmark. Hopefully it is one that will give you strength and levity when you need it over the Summer. Luckily, we all get to look forward to reconvening next Fall when the school season starts.
The community that we have created this year is real. You can reach out and touch it. Do it. Need a friend? Call a Mom’s Morning Retreat sister. Use your directory this Summer. If you are coming to this last meeting, be brave and ask people you’d like to get to know better to meet you for a playdate sometime. Get numbers, give hugs, and know that you are networking with a wise, warm, and supportive group of women. There is no time like the present to grab the next rung. Oh, one more thing- be prepared to eat at the meeting. The steering committee will be providing a yummy spread to feast on! See you there.
This last meeting the children will be engaged in both indoor and outdoor activities. Make sure to dress them appropriately for the weather.
Looking for some Summer reading? The following is a list of the books that Bev has drawn from this year in preparation for our meetings:Awakening Joy by James Baraz Waking Up to This Day by Paula D’Arcy Five Things We Cannot Change by David Richo The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace by Jack Kornfield Attitudes of Gratitude by M.J. Ryan Poetry read from: Mary Oliver Rumi Hafiz
What Are You Doing With Your One Wild and Precious Life?What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. -Gertrude Jekyll I get by with a little help from my friends. -John Lennon We only part to meet again. -John Gay