Top Ten Things to do on Your Summer Break
1. Learn a new skill.
Colleges and small town shops offer classes on everything from baking, weaving, and pottery to archery, fishing, and rock climbing. The possibilities are endless!
2. Travel the world.
Buy a plane ticket and see what the world has to offer. It may be “a small world, after all,” but it has limitless explorations awaiting.
3. Explore your hometown.
Purposefully take some wrong turns and see where you end up. Who knows? You may find a new park, restaurant, or store that you didn’t know existed.
4. Soak up the sun.
After months of sitting inside heated rooms, enjoy the natural vitamin D! Just be sure to wear sunscreen!
5. Take advantage of local, state, and national parks.
Nature has still been beautifully preserved in some areas. Turn off the iPhone and cherish God’s natural revelation.
6. Read a good book.
I just finished The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. Even though it is a children’s book, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
7. Look at the stars.
“The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
Take a break. Even if you do not get a true vacation, take a few moments to simply enjoy the freedom that summer offers. Sunny skies, singing birds, and flowering fields are all promises that you will soon get respite.
9. Memorize Scripture.
God’s Word is a special gift to humankind. Through it, He guides our lives. Take advantage of His revelation and store it in your heart. It will never harm you.
10. Cherish every moment.
Life is short. Do not waste the precious seconds.