Sunday, June 21, 2009

First Day of Summer

Don't let the weather fool you, today is officially the first day of summer. I love everything about summer. Grilled food, basketball shorts, Red Sox baseball, long days at the beach, warm breezy nights, outdoor adventures and of course, coronas with limes.

What makes summer really special for me though, is the feeling of Boston during these warm months. Boston is dear to my heart year-round, but something about the summer months brings out the best in Bostonians. The weather clearly contributes to the fact that everyone is seemingly in a much better mood than at any other time in the year, but the energy that I feel walking around in Boston on summer days is truly uncanny and frankly, I don't have the words to adequately convey the city's spirit.

Today is also Father's Day (hope you guys remembered)! This holiday has always been a bittersweet one in my life because of my personal history, but this year's Father's Day came with some personal revelations. No matter what relationship we have with our fathers, whether we have known them and been close to them our entire lives, are in the process of building a strong relationship with them, do not have a father figure in our lives at all, or have had a father pass away, it is important to keep everything in perspective and be thankful for what it is that we do have. If you have lived your whole life with a father alongside, be thankful for the special relationship that you share with him. If you are in the process of mending a not-so-smooth relationship with your father, be thankful that life has given you this opportunity to make up for lost time. If you have never known or been close to your father, be thankful for the other people in your life who have helped guide you through troubled times, congratulate you on your successes, pick you up after your defeats, encourage you in your ambitions, and ultimately play a large role in influencing the personal character that you embody. If your father has passed on beyond this life, take today to remember your father. All the good times you shared together, all the smiles and tears that you have shared, and all of the lessons that he taught you, which you still hold dear to your heart. Remember him with happiness and joy. All of our life experiences are different, but what we all have in common on this day is someone to be thankful for. Make sure they know how important they are in your life, because chances are you are just as important in theirs.

On a completely unrelated note, I hope that whoever has been reading this new blog of mine has taken my advice and listened to some of the music of Rumorz, this week's King of the Week. Remember, please let me know if you would like to nominate anyone for next week's feature. Either e-mail me at or call/text/facebook message me with your nomination.

Before I go, here's another blog for you guys to check out: This is the blog, written by a best friend and roommate of mine for the past three years, is the one that inspired me to begin writing my own blog. His blog is especially fitting for today, the first day of summer, because it focuses on the beauties of nature, especially those that can be enjoyed as summer has finally come back around.

Until next time...

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