For young people, summer time gives some time off from school, homework and club meetings. Parents and guardians get a little break, a little less to worry about. Lunch boxes, drop off and pick up, may be tutoring, you name it. Those few weeks break is what you enjoy as a kid and fades away the older you get.
For all the students with all the opportunities of a long vacation and the parents who are caring for them here is my suggestion for you.
Enjoy your summer break, look forward to it and have the best time of your life. Make memories everyday especially this summer.
Read your Bible
Of course, you should read your Bible everyday if you are a child of God. Summer time presents you an opportunity to read even more. After all there is no homework or morning bells.
If you are not a Christian, you should also read the Bible. Let your curiosity get the best of you. Find out what it is that makes those of us that are Christians love reading the Bible so much. Start with the Gospel of John. You will be amazed how much truth you will discover. Enough of the hear says … its time for you to discover for yourself.
Spend time with family and friends
This is not the text message, social media kind of time I am talking about here. Actually set the phone aside, turn off the computer and spend quality time with the people that matter in your life. Go for a walk, have a face-to-face interaction. Go out and watch movies together or just play outside, ride your bikes, enjoy nature. Laugh together , dance together, read together. Your mind, your brain, your body will thank you for it. Its what we all used to do before all the technology took over.
Of course this will cost you money. So be sure to plan ahead. If it will mean going in debt, its probably not a good idea. If you can afford it, then pack your bag, there is so much out there to explore. Far or near, have a good time and be safe.
We are stronger together as a community. There is so much going on around us everyday to make things work. You can put in your share of responsibility now that you have a little bit of time to do it. You don’t need to search hard enough to find a place in the community that could use your help. Start with your local church, public library, summer camps.
Volunteer to gain first hand experience in your field of career interest. There is no telling what you will gain yourself while doing good for others. You learn new skills, meet new people and gain a different perspective about life.
If you have to work based on your financial situation then be sure to give to support the cause you love and you’re most passionate about.
Set goals for your self on how many books you will read each week and pursue it. Reading is good for your mind and your brain. You don’t want to loose all those reading skills you worked so hard to build up during the school year. Its even more fun now because you get to choose what books to read.
When you read, you build your vocabulary, increase your knowledge and improve your conversational skills.
Usually your local library have summer reading programs, recommended and age appropriate books that you can check out. Visit one nearest you and join to participate in the Summer Reading program.
Brush up on school work from the previous year
During the school year, you must have had a few challenges or bumps in the road in some subject areas. Its true you made it and its now behind you. It’s a good idea, see if you can catch up and make up for the lacking understanding. You never know, you might need those skills and learning for the new school year or later in life.
Prepare for the next school year
Its always good to be ready. Stay ahead of the game. Summer time is a good time to start preparing for the next school year. Find out the classes you will be taking and get ready for an even better school year.
Help around the house
There is always work to be done around the house. The housework never stops, rain or shine, winter or summer, fall or spring. So now that you have a little more time, see how you can do a little more than the usual day-to-day upkeep of the house.
Learn new skill(s)
What are you passionate about or have special interest in? There is never a better time to learn. Those skills usually become useful later on in life.
There is that saying…”all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy ” You have earned this play time, enjoy every minute of it.
Whatever you do, be sure to pay attention to your health. Make the right choices, choices that show you love God and the people around you.
What is your favorite part of summer break? Will love to hear from you.