-- James Lovelock (scientist / environmentalist)
It's hard work to build something useful. It's much easier to let something decay over time. For example, look at my car (peeling paint) or my wife's minivan (one hubcap left).
The same is true with our summers. For many of us, summer is seen as a time to relax and unwind and go-with-the-flow. And the rest is good.
But in our rest, let us not grow lazy. Let us build the forests of our lives, and not decay into deserts.
Do something constructive, for yourselves and to bless others. Grow spiritually (see the video below from Grace Church). Plan and create experiences, instead of just buying things. Memorize scripture or other literary works. Join your library reading club; this may be required for your kids, but make sure you are reading with them! Take the DoSummer Challenge (it started yesterday but it's not too late).
Whatever you do, whether you are working or resting, make your summer intentional.
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
~ I Corinthians 10:31